Libertarianism Essay Topics

The Compatibility of Free Will and Determinism

One of the biggest issues regarding criminal activity is deciding how to assign moral responsibility to each situation. This critical question has caused the world to take a step back, ponder the origination of individual choices, and decide whether people are determined or not. Determinism supports the claim that “all events are the necessary result… View Article

William James on Free Will

William James, born 1842, was a trained physician who subsequently dabbled in works of philosophy and psychology (in which he officiated as a formal study through lectures) (Goodman, 2009). As did many philosophers, Jamesian thinking seeded many discussions on various philosophical topics such as metaphysics, morality, free will-determinism, religion and the afterlife; however, what truly… View Article

Free Will in Experimental Philosophy

Although the “free will” problem envelops a spectrum of ideas, I agree with the following belief: “The folk are compatibilists about free will. ” While there are, of course, incompatibilists and indeterminists, for the most part, the general population consists of compatibilists. Now, I know experimental philosophy has a problem with the use of generalizations… View Article

G Strawson and Free Will

In this essay, I will outline Galen Strawson’s skeptical view of free will as presented in Robert Kane’s book A Contemporary Introduction to Free Will. I will attempt to show Strawson’s reasoning behind his arguments, and how he believes that his argument holds fast regardless which side of the fence you fall on in the… View Article

Free Will vs. Determinism

One of the most compelling debates of the present day is the one between determinism and free will. Questions of this issue reach back for centuries. But the current controversy has been sparked by new theories in physics and science that question whether or not the universe is determined and what freedoms humans have as… View Article

Free Will And determinism

I am writing on Free will and determinism. I am supporting that free will exist and that we control and are responsible for what we do. I will argue that free will better fits our life, than determinism. Determinism is basically some other power controls everything in life, and what we do. Even though people… View Article

Determinism and Free Will

?What are the implications of determinism for our understanding of free will? Argue your position. There are several implications of determinism that illustrate our understanding of free will. It is a general understanding that we as humans should be free to make our own choices our lives; yet we also understand that events, including human… View Article

Free Will Symposium

I will be discussing free will. Free will is one of the most highly debated topics in philosophy and the most common topic picked in this class. There have been many ways to prove and disprove the idea of “free will” but I am going to argue that free will does exist. I will first… View Article

Free Will Philosophy

I strongly believe that W. T. Stace is correct while arguing for the view of soft determinism, also known as compatibilism. Stace believes in compatibilism, which states that determinism is true, but free will still does exist. He puts both views together by studying the definition of free will. Stace asks, “How can anyone be… View Article

Free Will Philosophy

I strongly believe that W.T. Stace is correct while arguing for the view of soft determinism, also known as compatibilism. Stace believes in compatibilism, which states that determinism is true, but free will still does exist. He puts both views together by studying the definition of free will. Stace asks, “How can anyone be punished… View Article