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Philosophical Exploration of Human Free Will

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Choices that people make have a giant place in their lives. Most of us consider that we do these choices freely, that we have free will to make these choices. The point that most of us miss is free will is not simple as is it looks like. When one makes choices doesn’t he consider that what would that choices lead him to? Therefore does he make those choices for his benefits or his desires to make those choices? Does the environment push him to make those choices or does he have the free will to ignore his own environment? Philosopher and writes splits around those questions. There is different thesis, beliefs about free will. Some say that we are conditioned from birth with qualities of our personality, social standing and attitudes. That we do not have free will, our choices shapes up by the world we born in to. Some others believe that we born as a blank paper we could shape by the occasions or choices that we make freely. Marry Midgley on her article “Freedom and Heredity” defends that without certain limitations for instance our talents, capacities, natural feelings we would not need to use free will. Those limitations lead us to use free will and make choices freely. She continues without our limitations we do not need to use free will. Free will needs to be used according to our needs but when mentioning need not as our moral need as our needs to what could we bring up with our capacities. We need to use our free will without stereotypes. Furthermore free will should be shaped by the choice that would lead us good consequences.

In “Where is The Free Will” by Gordon M. Orloff, he claims that there is no such a thing as free will. He supports determinism against free will. In the article he generally shows wha...

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...erefore humans are not simple as Marx neither says nor blank paper with limitations. We are creatures with limitations and that provides us make choices by our own.

In conclusion choices people make depends on much more things that we can imagine. We all think that we make our choices freely, that we have free will to make these choices. Many philosophers argued about the question of free will yet could not get up with a simple result. Midgley supports that without certain limitations for instance our talents, capacities, natural feelings we would not need to use free will. Limitation that we have leads us to make choices between what we could have and what we want. With does limitations capacities and abilities that we have we could make our choices freely in the direction of our needs. Therefore we could use our free will to make those choices.
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