Aritotle's Voluntary and Involuntary actions

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Philosophy

 

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Eddie W

 

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July 14, 2016

 

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Some acts may seem to contain both voluntary and involuntary actions. One example is a tyrant forcing a man to commit a shameful act by threatening the man's family. If the man refuses to commit this shameful act his family is to be killed. If the man agrees to commit the shameful act, though the man acted under pressure, his actions are still voluntary because the man freely chose between two alternatives...
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If the man agrees to commit the shameful act, though the man acted under pressure, his actions are still voluntary because the man freely chose between two alternatives. The situation may not have been voluntary, but his response was voluntary. According to Aristotle, as long as the action is considered of and performed by the doer with no inescapable force, the action is voluntary...
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