Name Professor Course Date Discussion Paper Discussion question A Libertarianism is defined as the collection of political movements and philosophies which uphold liberty as the major principle in the society. Such libertarians always attempt to maximize autonomy and political freedom voluntary interaction and association among the people self-ownership and individual judgment. Determination in simple terms it means “cause-and-effect”. This is a concept in philosophy that events within a specified paradigm are bounded by casualty such that an event (or an object) is always determined by prior states. Determinism is a concept in philosophy which means the philosophical belief and idea that every event or action is the inevitable result caused but is whether are caused by the constraints in the society. Compatibilists looks at the ability to do what him or her want not the question where he or she wants come from. Therefore there main challenge is that they have very confused views and ideas about free will and moral responsibility in the society. Work Cited Hacking Ian. "Nineteenth century cracks in the concept of determinism." Journal of the History of Ideas 44.3 (2015): 455-475. Holbach Baron. "The illusion of free will." from The System of Nature (2010): 176-181. Morse Stephen J. "Determinism and the death of folk psychology: two challenges to responsibility from neuroscience." Minn. JL Sci. & Tech. 9 (2008): 1. [...]
Discussion Question A Determinism and Libertarianism: In what respects does determinism challenge the idea of free will? Likewise, why do libertarians believe that the determinism is false? Ultimately, is the libertarian right that free will and determinism are incompatible, or is free will an illusion? Please consider arguments and examples from the text to help support your points. Discussion Question B Compatibilism and Hard Determinism: Assuming that determinism is true, which theory best explains the problem of moral responsibility - hard determinism or compatibilism? Please consider arguments and examples from the text to help support your points.