freedom.determinism.sguide4

freedom.determinism.sguide4 - Philosophy 120 (S 06), MacLeod

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Philosophy 120 (S 06), MacLeod Freedom/Determinism Study Guide 4 I. Libertarianism in General Conceptual Thesis: Freedom and determinism are incompatible. Factual Thesis: Human choice is not determined (at least, not always.) Mixed Conclusion: Humans sometimes act freely and are responsible for what they do. Explanation: Libertarians and Hard Determinists agree that freedom requires genuine open possibility of choice, i.e. the capacity to choose either of at least two options in one and the same CCD. As such, they agree that a Compatibilist analysis of free action and choice is wrong. Unlike Hard Determinists, though, Libertarians think we typically act freely and are responsible for our actions. Because the Libertarian thinks freedom requires genuine open possibility of choice, and also wants to say we typically meet the conditions for free action, she denies that determinism is true of us. Because Libertarians deny that human choice is (always) determined, the Libertarian insists
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This note was uploaded on 10/20/2008 for the course PHIL 120 taught by Professor Wormer during the Spring '08 term at IUP.

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freedom.determinism.sguide4 - Philosophy 120 (S 06), MacLeod

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