Free Will

Free Will - Is The Will Free? 11/07/06 Where we have been o...

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Is The Will Free? 11/07/06 Where we have been o Can theism (or atheism) be justified? o What makes right acts right? o What is knowledge—and what can we know? o How does the mind relate to the body? Freedom of action and freedom of will o What it is to be a free agent o Freedom of Action is a matter of performing an action in such a way that you could have done otherwise. (Let the will be that set of your desires that are efficacious in producing actions) o Freedom of Will is a matter of having the will that you choose to have; freedom to choose one’s own set of desires One has the action to eat cake but makes use of freedom of will to refrain from eating cake for certain reasons o Freedom of Action and Freedom of Will are two distinct philosophical issues. Determinism o Universal Determinism: Every material event that occurs in the universe has a prior sufficient material condition. The universe is a gigantic billiards table. Atoms and particles in space are predictably found using scientific laws and mathematics just as balls on a billiards table Pierre-Simon Laplace o “We ought then to consider the present state of the universe as the effect of its previous state and as the cause of that which is to follow. An intelligence that, at a given instant, could comprehend all the forces by
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