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 http://www.homepages.ucl.ac.uk/~uctytho/dfwIntroIndex.htm

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?

Further Readings can be reached at these sites:

WIKIPEDIA

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_will

 STANFORD ENCYCLOPEDIA of PHILOSOPHY 

http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/freewill/

http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/incompatibilism-arguments/

http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/incompatibilism-theories/

 INTERNET ENCYCLOPEDIA of PHILOSOPHY

http://www.iep.utm.edu/freewill/

http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0072878274/student_view0/chapter3/theories.html

http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0072878274/student_view0/chapter3/issues_and_applications.html

http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0072878274/student_view0/chapter3/philosophers.html

Videos:

Do We Have Free Will or Is Everything Predetermined?  5:23  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufkrJkVqems

Neuroscience and Free Will 5:54   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6S9OidmNZM

How to Dissolve the Problem of Free Will and Determinism 1:00:10  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=la31lOcbDHc 

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