essay_5 - their conception of free will Hence it seems that...

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LANGARA COLLEGE Philosophy 1101, Sections 002 and 004 Essay Question #5 (to be handed in during class on November 24/25) This (final) essay is on the topic of free will. In the essay I want you to state a view about free will, and defend that view with at least one argument. So, for example, you might answer the question: What is free will, in your view? Is it compatible with determinism? Support your view with at least one argument. A rather harder question, but one that might lead to a much more interesting essay is: Free will, as understood by compatibilists, is clearly compatible with free will. Yet libertarians (and hard determinists) find determinism to be incompatible with
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Unformatted text preview: their conception of free will. Hence it seems that the libertarian conception of free will is somehow “more than” the compatibilist’s conception of it. Describe the “extra features” that free will has, according to the libertarian conception, and evaluate claims (by compatibilists) that these features are “pointless”, “not worth having”, or “bizarre metaphysical conceits”. Note that this should follow the general format of a philosophy essay, as described in the document “Argumentative Essay Format”, on Course Tools. Write about 600 words , i.e. 2 pages double spaced. Longer essays will not receive better marks, as brevity is considered a virtue....
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