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This paper uses a passage from Roman philosopher Epictetus about keeping a secret equating to free choice, to analyze a legal dilemma by a law intern. The legal dilemma is analyzed using Epictetus' philosophy that we have no real freedom of power over choice because of external constraints.
From the Paper:"The philosopher Epictetus maintains that one need only look at the choice to keep a secret to see that human beings have freedom of choice. Despite free choice in such matters, this does not mean there are no constraints on our decision-making. In "Discourses", Epictetus asks; "Is it possible for man to be unimpeded? No. Therefore, he cannot be free." The ethical dilemma at hand involves representing a client against her landlord with the knowledge that the client is faking her injuries..."
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Free Choice (2008, December 01) Retrieved October 17, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/free-choice-124608/
"Free Choice" 01 December 2008. Web. 17 October. 2019. <https://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/free-choice-124608/>