Free Will: Fact or Fiction?

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Philosophy

 

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Noemi M

 

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May 29, 2013

 

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This means that there is a division between that which we may be willing to do and that which we are capable of doing. Rene Descartes is a prime example of the division between freedom of will and freedom of choice in his declaration that "the will is by nature so free that it can never be constrained" (Descartes: Passions of the Soul, I, art 41...
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This theory was continued through the prominent, philosophic academics Suarez and John Duns Scotus (Naturalism.org: 2002). Currently though, the weight of philosophic thought leans towards the concept that we can conceive willings that are not free. The primary arguments that threaten the theory of our freedom of will are various potential determinisms: physical/causal, psychological, biological and theological...
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