PHL105Y5 Lecture Notes - Lecture 21: Netflix, Human Nature, The Big Attraction

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Phl105 lecture 21 free will cont"d. Darwinian theory: darwin"s theory of human nature is true. Roughly, human beings are animals with a free will. Speciically, a human being is an animal with the ability to relecively consider and determine its nature. A human chooses their own ends and do not blindly follow the ends given to them by nature, society or personal upbringing. Example of irst order desires i want to watch neflix or i want to study. Examples of second order desires i want to want to study (a want for a irst order desiring) causes you to oicially act. Second order voliion the want for studying and for it to actually happen. Frankfurt"s capacity to efecively evaluate and determine your nature it the ability to have second order voliions and to have irst order desires that respond and connect with them. The religious explanaion of human transcendence: a supernatural part of us exists outside the laws of nature.

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