Chapter  7: FREEDOM and DETERMINISM

CONCLUSION

For some very good materials on the issues involved in this discussion see further:

THE DETERMINISM AND FREEDOM PHILOSOPHY WEBSITE  edited by Ted Honderich

Free or Determined?   You choose?  Or has your thinking has already been determined by prior events?  

There are a variety of positions and each has strong and weak aspects.

Which position has the best evidence and reasoning in support of it?

Which position is your position?

Do you choose not to have a position?  Have you been programmed, trained or conditioned into making that response?

SUGGESTED READINGS:

WIKIPEDIA: Freedom

WIKIPEDIA: Free Will

 STANFORD ENCYCLOPEDIA of PHILOSOPHY 

Free Will

Incompatibilism arguments

incompatabilism theories

INTERNET ENCYCLOPEDIA of PHILOSOPHY

Many Worlds Of Logic on free will : 

VIDEOS:

Sam Harris on Free Will 1:18:52

Do We Have Free Will or Is Everything Predetermined?  5:23

Neuroscience and Free Will 5:54   

How to Dissolve the Problem of Free Will and Determinism 1:00:10 

END OF CHAPTER.

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