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The Determinism/Free Will Debate
An overview of the determinism versus free will debate.
# 120610 | 1,750 words | 21 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Philosophy (General)

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The paper details the notions of free will, soft determinism, and hard determinism with emphasis on the implications for moral responsibility. The paper also discusses the regularity theory that dissolves the argument.

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"The ongoing argument regarding whether or not free will in fact exists is one that has far reaching implications concerning the nature of humanity's role in the universe, the appropriateness of praise and blame, and the notion of individual and moral responsibility. Are the hard determinists, those deeming that all natural events including human actions are predestined, correct in declaring that free will is an illusory, mythical concept? Are free will proponents correct in debunking determinists' theories..."

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