Are you free? Freedom and Determinism
Are you the master of your fate?
Human nature: people are born with certain basic instincts that influence
how they behave
Environmental influences: people are shaped by their environment,
conditioned by their experiences to be the kind of people they are
Social dynamics: people are social creatures who are influenced by the
social forces around them
Free will: people make free choices that reflect and shape who they are,
and they are
responsible for the consequences of these choices Psychological forces: people are governed by psychological forces, some of
them unconscious, that cause them to think, feel and act in certain ways
The view that every event, including human actions, is brought about by
previous events in accordance with universal causal laws that govern the
world. Human freedom is an illusion.
The belief that behaviour can be traced to a cause, although they may disagree
about what those causes are.
Compatibilism (Soft determinism):