Free Will : The Concept Of Moral Responsibility

1275 Words Apr 19th, 2016 6 Pages
Part One, The Thesis:
Free-will can be defined as the ability an individual has to act without the limitation of necessity or fate. It the power a person has to act at one’s discretion. Do we really have the freedom to experience what we want, when we choose? Some would say yes while some others will say no, philosophers have argued about this topic and there hasn’t been any particular conclusion yet. It is the ability a person or animal has to choose his or her course of actions. Although most philosophers suppose that the concept of free-will is very closely connected to the concept of moral responsibility. However, there are two various views on free will, the ones that agree that everyone has freewill and the other that disagrees that everyone has free will. These types of views are determinism and libertarianism. Determinism is a theory that everything that occurs happens in accordance with some regular structure or order; it assumes that human actions are determined by previous events. Determinists believe that our actions are pre-determined by fate, by logical necessity, by arbitrary gods, or by a natural cause while libertarianism explains that people are free to choose to act other than they do; it means that humans are with respect to some actions, free to choose and act otherwise. It upholds freedom as its principal objective. Libertarians seek to maximize independence, freedom of choice and also emphasizing constitutional freedom. In order for humans to make…
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