Free Will Vs. Determinism

1526 WordsApr 15, 20167 Pages
One of the biggest debate topics that has philosophers and scientists at each other’s throats: Free will versus determinism. Scientist believe they have proven that free will is a mere illusion. Philosophers think other wise. With many experiments and arguments included, both have a different view about this topic. One who believes that all thing, including human behavior, are already determined are people who believe in determinism. Others who believe in free will, believe that our actions are caused by free will and are not controlled. Believing in free will means that people’s actions are not determined but also that they have a limited amount of control over themselves. These arguments are followed by questions, experiments, and very precise data. With this being said, is it possible for our own thoughts and behavior to be controlled or are our actions a result of free will? To be a determinist, a person has to believes that every cause has a result. Like causes have related results. Take a set of twins or triplets as an example. Although they do not always make the same decision as their sibling, they are quite similar (Heisenberg). Hypothetically speaking, if all actions are already determined due to cause and effect, then the twins would act coincidentally. Is it possible for there to be a factor that allows two alike people to act in various ways? Is it reasonable to think that our acts are free and that it is the element that allows us to chose for one’s self?

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