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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHIL 100W
Professor
Peter Horban
Semester
Fall

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phil 100 lecture 6Soft determinism1 determinism is true2 Humans are still free an responsible for their actionsSometimes this posiiton is known as compatibilismPersonsperform ations freely only if they could have acted otherwiseThat is they could have done something else insteadSmith could have acted otherwisemeans Smith would have acted otherwise if Smith had wanted toor decided tonothing wuld have prevented Smith from actiong otherwise if smith ad so decidedNote the hypothetical sense of could have acted otherwise the ifThe Libertarians ReplyFree will requires contracausal freedoma categorical as opposed to a hypothestical ability to act otherwiseAn agent S is free with respect ot a given action if and only if given teh state of the universe U right up to the time that S takes or decides to take the action in question it is physically or caus
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