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Unformatted text preview: ○ Nothing more than a bunch of people gathered together who say they understand hard determinism ○ Every event (Ex) has a cause Which was caused by Ew, caused by Ep, … ○ The universe has a notion that everything has a cause, but if a different factor occurs then the outcome changes. ○ Closely related to psychological “behaviorism” • Theodicists PHI 8/29/2008 Jose Alvarez ○ Everything works out for the best ○ Closely related to Soft Determinism • Murder at Brockton ○ Theodicist things it worked out for the best ○ A regular person regrets that the murder happened ○ Hard determinist regrets murder but says it works out for the best If murder is bad, how can it be for the best • Indeterminism ○ Started by William James Close to Radical Free Will ○ The only time that a course of events becomes impossible is when it already happens ○...
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- Spring '08
- Metaphysics, hard determinism, pUC, Jose Alvarez, Radical Free