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Unit 7 Assignment – Freedom and Determinism Instructions : Please note that the questions below are based on the Unit readings and are intended to be both an outline of the units’ material and the basis for your Unit Assessment, so please give your best effort to answering them thoroughly. The task is to respond to all 15 of the questions below . Each question will be worth two points. The format for submission is to include the questions with the replies. Example: How does one know what the good life is? - The good life is… 1. Define Free Will. What is meant philosophically by the “Problem of Free Will or Dilemma of Determinism”? Free will - is the ability of agents to make choices unconstrained by certain factors. Problem of Free Will or dilemma of determinism was meant by t he need to reconcile freedom of will with a deterministic universe. 2. In what ways do you think you are free? In what way do you think you are determined? (This answer doesn’t require the readings, just your reflection.) A way I am free is that I am single and am free to speak to any person of the opposite sex without any worries of anyone else. I am determined in a way that I am a “self-contractor” so I cannot work tomorrow if I don’t want to by chose but I will not get paid for it. 3. Give an example to show why “freedom does not mean the ability to make decisions and to act without undesirable consequences.” An example of that being single you can have as many partners as you like as often as you like. Many times folks that do take advantage of this can come across a decease called HIV or any sexual decease which we all find “undesirable”. 4. What are the origins of the English words liberty and freedom ? In what way are the similar, and in what nuance are they distinct?
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  • Fall '16
  • McDonald
  • causal determinism, Define Hard Determinism, soft determinism, Richard Taylor

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