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phillect10.21 - Philosophy Lecture 10/21 What is Darrows...

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Philosophy Lecture 10/21 What is Darrow’s argument? Darrow thinks that Leopold and Loeb are not responsible for their actions because their actions were determined by their upbringing and their biology. These were factors about which they had no choice. They were factors over which they had no control. Given their upbringing and their biology, Leopold and Loeb could not have done otherwise than what they did. Determinism takes away our free will and choice. Freedom and Determinism Libertarianism = we do perform free action but sometimes, we are in fact free! Hard determinism - incompatibilism and determinism are both true Soft determinism – free will and determinism, they can both be true at the same time. so far, every single philosopher has been soft determinist, some version of compatibilist libertarianism has become increasingly popular in recent years, thanks to the influence of Peter Van Inwagen. Van Inwagen – LIBERTARIAN determinism is false it SEEMS LIKE freedom requires the ability to do otherwise, but freedom doesn’t NECESSARILY have the ability to do otherwise. argues for libertarianism in an essay called “the powers of rational beings”, published in a
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