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1

What are the two types of determinism?

Hard and soft determinism

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What do hard determinists say?

Every event has a cause

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What do hard determinists think about blame?

That you cannot be blameworthy if you are not free

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What is the theory hard determinists subscribe to?

The theory of universal of causation

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What do hard determinists think about moral choice?

That moral choice is illusory

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What is John Locke's metaphor?

A man in a locked room

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Explain John Locke's metaphor

The man in the locked room could go about living in the room think he is free until he attempts to leave the room

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What is another name for soft determinism?

Compatibilism

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Define determinism

The belief that acts of will are entirely caused by earlier natural events and/or social changes

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What is a person confronted with a choice between right and wrong?

A free agent

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What did Plato say about Libertarianism?

'Your destiny shall not be allotted to you, but you shall choose it for yourselves'

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What does Libertarianism believe about our actions?

We are free to act and we are also morally responsible for those actions

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What does Libertarianism assume?

That we have free will in situations of moral choice

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Who was Clarence Darrow?

An American Lawyer

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What was Clarence Darrow famous for?

He defended two boys who murdered a boy named Bobby Franks and managed to have their