Theories on Instinct and Free Will Creative Essay by WalterGrov

Theories on Instinct and Free Will
A creative writing piece discussing the notions of free will.
# 100289 | 2,479 words | 1 source | APA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 23, 2007 in Psychology (Memory) , Philosophy (General)

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This paper discusses the notions of free will. It is written in the narrative form and contains elements of creative writing. The paper looks at the philosophies and ideas of Descarte, Berkeley and Maharshi, as well as quotes Frank Zappa's lyrics. It also cites unique personal experiences. The paper briefly looks at notions of dualism, notions of mind versus body, soul and wholeness, thought and the absence of thought and instinct. It then relates these notions to free will.

From the Paper:

"I want to be the author of my actions. It's my story; I want to be able to look back on my life and tell the tale I wanted to tell, because it goes the way I wanted it to go. Sure, I've made my mistakes, but I still make my own choices, carve my own path. By assuming the role of autobiographer, I give myself credit, assume responsibility for my actions. I have and can choose to take a reactive attitude to my thoughts and therefore see everyone else as reacting the same way. I control my life. I can even control the way I look at things."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • [AT] Adam, C., Tannery, P., eds., 1964-1974, Oeuvres de Descartes, 13 vols., Paris. (In French.)

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