September 4 - 1. If determinism is true, then humans are...

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1. If determinism is true, then humans are never free. 2. Determinism is true 3. Therefore, humans are never free Claim # 1: Indeterminism is not compatible with freedom. Claim # 2: Determinism is compatible with freedom. Determinism: every event is causally necessary. Indeterminism: Some events are not causally necessary. If any action of ours doesn’t have a cause, it’s uncaused, then the action noticed we might say happened by chance. If an action is unexplainable, accidental or chance, we wouldn’t want to hold people responsible for a chance event. He (AYER) thinks that at first glance, the way to save human freedom was to deny determinism was true. All of them need to have a cause in order to be deterministic. Indeterminists shall try to protect an image, like, a decision wasn’t caused, there must have been caused, but it was as a result of free will. Ayer believes that if we could make sense of free will making a decision, he asks, what is it caused your free will to go with a decision? Either there is a cause or there is no cause at all.
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