In short the action ns of man are never free they are

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“In short, the action ns of man are never free; they are always the necessary consequences of his temperament, of the received ideas, and of the notions, either true or false, which he has formed to himself of happiness; of his opinions, strengthened by example, by education, and by daily experience.” “It is the great complication of motion in man, it is the variety of his action, it is the multiplicity of causes that move him, whether simultaneously or in continual succession, that persuades him he is a free agent: if all his motions were simple, if the causes that move him did not confound themselves with each other, if they were distinct, if his machine were less complicated, he would perceive that all his actions were necessary, because he would be enabled to recur instantly to the cause that made him act.” Derk Pereboom’s Hard Determinism He thinks: determinism is true ; we lack freedom and so also moral responsibility; but most moral principles and values are not undermined. The feeling of freedom that we have when we decide or choose is an illusion. Why do we have the feeling: because we deliberate and so we assume that there is more than one option. Is this a false assumption?
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