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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHL210Y1
Professor
Linda Hunter
Semester
Summer

Description
Philosophy Lecture May 30, 2012 Free Will • When you know more about which or two options to take, you are less indifferent [ex. 401 or 407 to Ottawa] you are more free to choose when you have all the information [Descartes] • Descartes says freedom comes in degrees; freedom in terms of spontaneity which is the highest state of freedom [all or nothing- determined or not; this is a more perfect form of freedom] and the other one is indifference and seems to come in degrees [are you more or less inclined] • C&D ideas; no indifference in them whatsoever; the way to avoid error is just no to ascend • He describes the will as synonymous with choice Baruch Spinoza • No such thing as free will; there is only determined will • Denies there is such thing as a faculty of willing and non-willing; all there is is particular volitions [this or that negations] there are just instances of will • Faculty of will is just a mere mental construct • Any instance of volition in the mind is gonna be a modification [mode] it’s a way in which the mind is at that particular mome
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