Student’s Name Professor’s Name Course Date Philosophy of Freedom Introduction Philosophy is a general field of study that encompasses an examination of fundamental problems such as knowledge values language and mind. One of the most interesting branch and area of philosophy is philosophy of freedom. Rudolf Steiner a philosopher is the founder of the fundamental philosophical work of freedom. Rudolf in his works was seeking to address the rising questions by psychologist whether and to what extent human beings are said to be free. Rudolf philosophical works paved way for various theories of philosophy of freedom. These theories include; determinism compatibilism or soft determinism and libertarianism. All these theories address the same issue of human freedom but however have various ideological differences as will be discussed in this paper. Further analysis of the theories will determine the best theory on various accounts. Understanding the Theories and Ideological Differences Determinism In my view free will concepts is holds more weight in regards to this philosophical topic and theory and therefore deterministic view having addressed the concept effectively is the most convincing. The other factor includes various received ideas and notions about ones happiness. Actions are not free and the aspect of free will is a created illusion. The illusion normally rises as a result of human being’s inability to analyze and have a good understanding of the complex causal factors. Therefore determinism is a more convincing theory as compared to libertarianism and compatibilism Conclusion The three theories are very instrumental in the formulation of the views of philosophy of freedom. They all seeks to address the topic of philosophical freedom however the theories have various ideological differences. It is important to understand these theories deeper before analyzing the differences. When considering the most convincing argument determinism is more convincing. [...]
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