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Carolina Landa PHI2010 September 24th, 2019 M3: Journal- Chapter 5.1-5.3(J-05) 1. Are you bothered by the thought of a rigidly determined existence? Does the idea that all your actions are determined disturb you-- or reassure you? The idea of a rigidly determined existence does bother me and makes me cringe. I am a firm believer that we are responsible for our own actions and that we have the ability to act or not act in certain ways. I think I could say, I believe in free will. To believe that my actions are determined disturbs me since it takes away the meaning of life. I refuse to believe that we have a path written and that there is no other way to change it. 2. How would a personal belief in determinism affect your view of crime and punishment? Do you think that people are generally responsible for their crimes, or are they not responsible due to deterministic forces beyond their control? When a person commits a crime, certain factors take place. I personally give full responsibility to the criminal since his/her actions were a choice. But, as

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