Free will Essay Topics

Would Theodicy work

A. J Ayer argues that human actions are so because of already preexisting factors in their lives but not as a result of their own free will. He maps these already existing factors such as feelings and past experiences which he calls casual laws as the one that makes people to be who they are…. View Article

Are You Free and Responsible for Your Ethical Actions

Ethical actions are not always as cut and dry as one would think. There are circumstances where we are responsible for our actions and then there are times when we cannot control the circumstances and cannot be held responsible. If you do something because you are forced to do it by threat, or you are… View Article

Choosing Good Friends

Making good choices is one of the hardest challenges in life. When you are 14 you have to make many decisions, some that will affect you many years from now and some that will help you from the day you make the choice. There are many choices you have to make in a life time,… View Article

Free Will and Schopenhauer

Free will is considered as having the ability to choose a course of action solely based on one’s character. Immanuel Kant argues that humans have free will and act accordingly, while Arthur Shopenhauer suggests that humans are delusional and desire to have free will, yet they are lead by laws of nature and motives only…. View Article

Free Will and Schopenhauer

Free will is considered as having the ability to choose a course of action solely based on one’s character. Immanuel Kant argues that humans have free will and act accordingly, while Arthur Shopenhauer suggests that humans are delusional and desire to have free will, yet they are lead by laws of nature and motives only…. View Article

Do We Have Free Will? Benjamin Libet

There are several definitions to the question of free will that could be considered. However from a scientific point of view, the argument leans towards whether free will should be a neurological element, or the conception of conscious thinking and decision making; a process that although has a biological aspect, the actual cause of the… View Article

People are not free to make moral decisions

Is it right to say that our actions are determined, or are they free? Hard determinists argue that when we make a moral decision, we have no free will. This is significant because if we do not choose our actions we cannot be held morally responsible. Given our experience of decision making this determinist position… View Article

Fate vs. Free Will: Oedipus Rex

Oedipus’ ignorance, disrespect, and unending search for the truth ultimately contribute to his free willing destruction of life and the completion of prophecy. Fate is the theory that our lives are “predetermined” for us, and the concept that states that humans have the choice to choose what decisions they make in life is know as… View Article

Free Will and Leo Tolstoy

“You say: I am not free. But I have raised and lowered my arm. Everyone understands that this illogical answer is an irrefutable proof of freedom.” (Leo Tolstoy, 1998) This is the quotes of Leo Tolstoy, which related to the scene we present to you. This quote means that everyone has their own free will,… View Article

Consider the View That Free Will is an Illusion

You decide on the chocolate cake confident that you could have chosen the sandwich instead. You were free to do both, but as a matter of fact, you chose to eat the unhealthy option. But were you actually free to choose the unchosen alternative? Many philosophers think that free will is actually an illusion –… View Article

Free Will and Justification of Punishment

If there is no libertarian free will ? that is if there is either no free will or if compatibilist free will is all the free will there is, can punishment be justified? The argument of free will versus determination is important when looking at the justification of punishment. It seems obvious to say that… View Article

Instances of Free Will in Antigone by Sophocles

Free will is a gift given to man to remain in control of their lives; our fate and destiny are determined by our free will and the decisions we make. In the play Antigone, written by Sophocles Antigone demonstrates her free will when she decides to bury her brother, directly defying Creon’s law. As a… View Article

Philosophy – Free Will vs. Determinism

The dialogue between philosophers over the existence of free will versus the inevitability of determinism is a debate that will always exist. The discussion centers around the true freedom of humans to think and act according to their own judgment versus the concept that humans are intrinsically bound by the physical laws of the universe…. View Article

Philosophy of life

There are really good arguments on both sides if I am free or determined in writing this essay. Baron Holbach says that human actions, like everything in nature are determined by a mechanical systematic nature. But on the other side according to Jean- Paul Sartre argument insists that humans are free agents and therefore we… View Article

Free will vs. Determinism

Free Will versus Determinism Right now I am writing this paper, for philosophy class, and it is due tomorrow. The question is, from the time I was born, was it pre-determined that I was going to write this paper? Since the beginning of religion, people have argued whether or not everything we do is pre-determined…. View Article

Fate vs. Free Will

What we do, where we walk, how we act and what decisions we take; are they guided by our free will or by the hand of fate? Even if we do have free will; are we one hundred percent, truly free or is free will just training wheels carrying us along different paths to our… View Article

Illusion of free will

In our society, free will is something that is ingrained in our set of beliefs that every citizen of the world should possess. We generally believe that we possess free will because of the choices we make on a day-to-day basis that is generally not forced upon by any direct outside force like in a… View Article

Radioactive decay

? Many philosophers have hovered over this topic. And that topic has yet to be fully resolved: Do or don’t people have Free Will? The texts I have read seem to prance around the topic and share subtle, strong, and opposing voices. Covering such a conundrum in a mere 800 words will be quite a… View Article

Philosophy of life

In the process of growing up, I have learned that there are an infinite ways to look at how you want to live life and how others live it. When I was young I allowed for my parents to control and greatly influence my beliefs and throughout the years I even allowed my friends to… View Article

English-language films

?I saw this quote in Mr. Laxman Gnawali’s laptop and I copied it right away, I don’t know but I liked that line very much. The quote was written on the wall of some park the place was really clean and that picture showed that it was really nice clean with lots of trees. After… View Article

Philosophy of Human Nature

Evil can be used in two ways- when someone has done evil and when someone has suffered evil. Since God is good, God does no moral evil; however, because God is just, God punishes the wicked and thus causes the evil of punishment. People are the cause of their own evildoing. Furthermore, because learning is… View Article