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Donald Cooper Essay #7 Philosophy 107 Free will is a hard concept to define, especially when we ask ourselves: do we really have control over our own actions or are we just living a predetermined life? Determinism points to a life where everything is accounted for in laws and theories. In other words, a pen cannot stop itself from falling off a table due to the law of gravity. That being said, not everything can be proven through science—only humans have the ability to think and make rational choices based on alternative decisions. In the article, “Free Will: Alternatives and Sources,” Kevin Timpe examines the notion of free will. The main condition that Timpe analyzes on free will is the sourcehood condition. He concludes that the compatibilist version of sourcehood fails, meaning that the sourcehood condition is only possible under incompatibilist standards. Debate over the subject of free will is a very young and interesting topic and with the rapid development of free will in psychology, we may be able to explain our everyday thoughts and actions. One of Timpe’s major claims is that determinism and sourcehood are
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