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Introduction of a Wikipedia article. Complete article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_will
the question whether, and in what sense, rational agents
their actions, decisions, choices. Addressing this question requires understanding the relationship between freedom and cause, and determining whether the laws of
are causally deterministic. The various philosophical positions
differ on whether all
are determined or not — determinism
indeterminism — and also on whether
with determinism or not — compatibilism versus incompatibilism. So, for instance, 'hard determinists' are
that the universe is deterministic, and
this makes free
impossible. Libertarians are also incompatibilists.
will exists and strict causal determinism is false.
is to reconcile free will with chance or indeterminism,
actions random. The principle of
has religious, ethical, and scientific implications. For example, in the
realm, free will implies
its power over individual will and choices. In ethics, it implies that individuals can be held morally
for their actions. The question of
will has been a
issue since the
of philosophical thought.