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Introduction of a Wikipedia article. Complete article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_will
Free will raises the question whether, and in what sense,
actions, decisions, choices. Addressing this question requires understanding the relationship between freedom and cause, and determining whether the laws of nature are causally deterministic. The
all events are determined or not — determinism versus indeterminism — and also on whether
can coexist with determinism or not — compatibilism versus incompatibilism. So, for instance, 'hard determinists' are incompatibilists who argue
the universe is deterministic, and that this makes free will impossible. Libertarians are also incompatibilists.
and strict causal determinism is false. Their problem is to reconcile free will with chance or indeterminism, which threatens to make
of free will has religious, ethical, and scientific implications. For example, in the religious realm, free will implies that an omnipotent divinity does not assert its power over individual
and choices. In ethics, it
that individuals can be held morally accountable for their actions. The question of
will has been a
since the beginning of philosophical thought.