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Frankfurt - The differing factor between a wanton and one...

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Sam Haider 6/29/06 PL0022: Intro to Philosophy Estlund Free Will Frankfurt What I feel is important that Frankfurt dwells on is if a person is morally responsible for their actions if they are not in control of them. He proceeds to explain how humans are different from animals, in the sense of will, because we are able to form desires based on self evaluation, while animals have a set inclination to their innate first order desires. Frankfurt also feels that those who act out of first order desires and don’t have second order desires shouldn’t be considered as ‘persons’ under his definition.
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Unformatted text preview: The differing factor between a wanton and one whom posses rational agents of thought processing, the wanton disregards their will. And with the belief that a person is defined by their will, the wanton shouldn’t be considered a person in Frankfurt’s eyes. A perplexing factor is that a person’s will, thinks that it is a rational being, when it may in fact not be. And the suggestion of addicts, I admire addicts because in a world where death can hit us anytime, the addict is safe from death being a surprise, the addict has ceased his fate....
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