September 9 - Consider(a and(b a Grant could have done...

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Consider (a) and (b): a) Grant could have done otherwise: Example – Grant could not have picked up the eraser. Aka he would have been free to pick. b) If Grant had chosen otherwise, then he would have done otherwise: Example – If Grant had chosen to not pick up the eraser, then he would not have picked up the eraser. 7 premises against the determinists: 1. To be responsible for our acts, the acts must result from our choices. 2. It is either an accident that I choose to act as I do or it is not an accident. 3. IF it is not an accident, then there must be a causal explanation of the choice & thus the act. 4. The indeterminist denies that our choices are causally determined. 5. Therefore, the indeterminist must admit that those choices happen by accident. (3,4) 6. If it is merely an accident ( a matter of chance) that I chose as I did, then I don’t deserve
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September 9 - Consider(a and(b a Grant could have done...

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