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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
control over their actions, decisions, choices. Addressing this question requires
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
freedom can coexist with determinism or not — compatibilism versus incompatibilism. So, for instance, 'hard determinists' are incompatibilists who argue that the universe is deterministic, and that this makes free will impossible. Libertarians are also incompatibilists.
exists and strict causal determinism is false.
problem is to reconcile
will with chance or indeterminism,
actions random. The principle of free will has religious, ethical, and
implications. For example, in the religious realm, free will implies that an
does not assert its
individual will and choices. In ethics, it implies that individuals can be held morally accountable for their actions. The
will has been a central
of philosophical thought.