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Wishful Thinking

Absolutes:

Statements of certainties.

There is no such thing,

There are no guarantees.

Nothing is without exception,

Without a condition that voids its own expression. … 27 more words

Life

X+Y = The Formula for Being Human

Once we cease to believe in God, it is not only the divine that we lose. We also lose the human. From a Christian perspective this of course makes sense, because human beings are made in the image of God, therefore to remove God from our human consciousness (if we could) is to demean, distort and degrade our humanity. 1,083 more words

Christian Today

Free Will

In this post, I discuss free-will vs a predetermined life and what my personal thoughts and beliefs are about the topic.

In my recent philosophy class my professor brought up the topic that covered free will and a predetermined life. 318 more words

Existentialism

COMPATIBILISM AND FREE WILL

This short essay discusses very briefly:

  1. Harry Frankfurt’s ideas (1969: 829-39) [3], on the Principle of Alternate Possibilities (PAP);
  2. the concepts of free will and determinism (for an overview please check [4], [5]), and;
  3. 1,002 more words
Philosophy

On Free Will

For Corey. From an email sent on March 19, 2015.

Does free will exist? Before answering this question, we should first clarify what we mean by “free will.” Plausibly, one might claim that an action is “free” whenever it is true (all other facts holding constant) that the acting agent could’ve acted differently. 675 more words

Philosophy

Descartes, Spinoza, and Hume on Free Will

I’ve been reading a lot of early modern philosophy recently, so¬†here are a few different perspectives on free will from that era. Descartes was a libertarian, Spinoza was a hard determinist, and Hume was a compatibilist. 815 more words