Radia-Amal-Phil202-WA2

Radia-Amal-Phil202-WA2 - In Staces article, he argues for...

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In Stace’s article, he argues for the view of compatibilism, which is the idea that soft determinism is true, meaning every event in the world is caused with us being morally responsible for only some actions, and that free will still exists. He unites these two views by exploring the analysis of free will. According to Stace, an action directly caused by internal psychological states of an agent’s mind, such as a person’s emotions, thoughts, wishes or desires, is freely done. If an action is caused by physical forces or physical conditions outside the agent, then it is not freely done. He states that because acts of free will have causes such as desires and hopes, it is compatible with determinism. According to Stace’s proposal, all actions are caused. To the view of compatibilists, free actions are not uncaused actions, but rather actions that are caused in a certain way. There are examples of regular sayings, such as asking Gandhi if he fasted of his own free will, which he would claim positively since he chose to do so, and asking a starving man in a
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This note was uploaded on 01/13/2010 for the course PHIL 202 taught by Professor Jacobs during the Spring '09 term at Aarhus Universitet, Aarhus.

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