Flashcards in Libertarianism Deck (15)
What are the two types of determinism?
Hard and soft determinism
What do hard determinists say?
Every event has a cause
What do hard determinists think about blame?
That you cannot be blameworthy if you are not free
What is the theory hard determinists subscribe to?
The theory of universal of causation
What do hard determinists think about moral choice?
That moral choice is illusory
What is John Locke's metaphor?
A man in a locked room
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
What is another name for soft determinism?
The belief that acts of will are entirely caused by earlier natural events and/or social changes
What is a person confronted with a choice between right and wrong?
A free agent
What did Plato say about Libertarianism?
'Your destiny shall not be allotted to you, but you shall choose it for yourselves'
What does Libertarianism believe about our actions?
We are free to act and we are also morally responsible for those actions
What does Libertarianism assume?
That we have free will in situations of moral choice
Who was Clarence Darrow?
An American Lawyer