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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,
over their actions, decisions, choices.
question requires understanding the relationship
freedom and cause, and
of nature are causally deterministic. The various philosophical positions taken differ on whether all events are determined or not —
versus indeterminism — and also on whether
or not —
versus incompatibilism. So, for instance, 'hard determinists' are
is deterministic, and
makes free will impossible. Libertarians are also incompatibilists. They believe that free
causal determinism is false.
problem is to
will with chance or indeterminism, which threatens to make actions random. The principle of free
has religious, ethical, and scientific implications. For example, in the
realm, free will implies
an omnipotent divinity does not assert its power over
will and choices. In ethics, it implies that individuals can be
for their actions. The question of
has been a central issue
the beginning of philosophical thought.