HW#10 - Reading Assignment 10th Week In Roderick Chisholm's...

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Reading Assignment 10 th Week In Roderick Chisholm’s Human Freedom and the Self , Chisholm first states the metaphysical problem of human freedom. The problem is that the fact that human beings are responsible agents conflicts with a deterministic view of human action, and it also conflicts with an indeterministic view of human action. Chisholm believes that the only solution to the problem is to make far-reaching assumptions about the self or the agent. Chisholm then introduces the responsibility problem. If a man is responsible for a certain event, then that event was brought about by some act of his, and the act was something that was in his power either to perform or not to perform. But if the cause of the event is some state or event for which the man himself was not responsible, then the man is not responsible because he had no other choice. Chisholm also states that if the cause of all events is God, then God is responsible for every sinner’s act. Chisholm’s argument against G.E. Moore’s compatibilism
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This note was uploaded on 08/25/2008 for the course PHIL 262g taught by Professor Yaffe during the Spring '06 term at USC.

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HW#10 - Reading Assignment 10th Week In Roderick Chisholm's...

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