lecture22 - INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY LECTURE 22 FREE WILL...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
1 1 LECTURE 22 FREE WILL 1 INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY 2 The Garden of Forking Paths - Indeterminism - Determinism The Universe Restarted - Indeterminism - Determinism 3 Determinism = Given the causal facts (current state and laws of nature) at a time, there is only one possible future. A complete description of the causal facts at a given time entails that the universe will be a certain way at any future time. Indeterminism = not Determinism. A complete account of the present state of the universe does not uniquely guarantee what the universe will be like at a future time. DETERMINISM & INDETERMINISM 2
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
2 4 Not a claim about what we know about the world nor about what we are actually in a position to predict . Some event could be determined even if we don’t know that it is and even if we are unable to predict that it will occur. METAPHYSICS VS. EPISTEMOLOGY 5 We normally think people act "of their own free will," that they freely choose what they will do (or
Background image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 10/15/2009 for the course PHIL 102 taught by Professor Pust during the Spring '08 term at University of Delaware.

Page1 / 5

lecture22 - INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY LECTURE 22 FREE WILL...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 3. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online