Vorbereitung auf den C-Test als Aufnahmeprüfung für dein Anglistik-Studium
Introduction of a Wikipedia article. Complete article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_will
Free will raises the
whether, and in
sense, rational agents exercise control over their actions, decisions, choices.
this question requires understanding the relationship between
and cause, and determining
the laws of nature are
deterministic. The various philosophical positions taken differ on
all events are determined or not —
versus indeterminism — and also on whether freedom can
with determinism or not — compatibilism versus incompatibilism. So, for instance, 'hard determinists' are incompatibilists who
is deterministic, and that this makes
are also incompatibilists.
causal determinism is false.
problem is to reconcile free will with chance or indeterminism, which threatens to
of free will has religious, ethical, and scientific implications. For example, in the
does not assert its
and choices. In ethics, it implies
individuals can be held
accountable for their actions. The
a central issue since the beginning of philosophical thought.