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School
Langara College
Department
Physics
Course
PHYS 1118
Professor
U.Abaci
Semester
Fall

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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 Determinism: 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. Hard Determinism: The belief that behaviour can be traced to a cause, although they may disagree about what those causes are. Compatibilism (Soft determinism): The vie
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