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COMPATIBILISM AND FREE WILL

This short essay discusses very briefly:

  1. Harry Frankfurt’s ideas (1969: 829-39) [3], on the Principle of Alternate Possibilities (PAP);
  2. the concepts of free will and determinism (for an overview please check [4], [5]), and;
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Philosophy

Quote • PRUNELLA SCALES • Moral Responsibility

‘We work in the most widely spoken and understood language in the world, with probably the richest literary and dramatic heritage – I believe it’s a moral and artistic duty to explore and promote it in any way possible. 94 more words

Theatre

THE THREE-LAYERED REALITY

The question of whether or not causal determinism (which I shall call simply determinism) is true may be unsolvable because of its inherent circularity. Let us suppose that a brilliant philosopher develops a very complex set of, say, 1000 symbolic propositions that prove the Universe is… 1,572 more words

Philosophy

Just following orders

“Before killing the first time there’s a reluctance that tempers the desire to know whether you are capable of doing it. It is not unlike teenagers longing to lose their virginity but also wanting to wait for the right time to do it. 882 more words

Social Culture

New York Residents Talk Secession in Regards to Big Fracking Upset

One could argue America was conceived from intense frustration that ultimately led to separation. Fed up with what they perceived as excessive control by the Crown, colonists to the “New England,” in essence, seceded in 1776, and thus the United States was born. 552 more words

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[caption id="attachment_64049" align="alignnone" width="590"]A woman holds an anti-fracking sign as a group of demonstrators gather for a rally for a Global Climate Treaty December 10, 2014 near the United Nations in New York. New Yorkers gathered to demand that world governments address the serious threat global warming poses to human rights. This event coincides with a UN meeting in Lima, Peru, a part of the 2014-15 negotiations for a global climate treaty. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT/Getty A woman holds an anti-fracking sign as a group of demonstrators gather for a rally for a Global Climate Treaty December 10, 2014 near the United Nations in New York. New Yorkers gathered to demand that world governments address the serious threat global warming poses to human rights. This event coincides with a UN meeting in Lima, Peru, a part of the 2014-15 negotiations for a global climate treaty. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT/Getty[/caption]

Guilty: Regardless of Whether You Knew It Was Wrong

At the heart of morality lies the responsibility a person has to commit or omit a particular action, which is usually defined as either right or wrong, respectively. 2,423 more words

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