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    Emily Dickinson and Daniel Dennett

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    rigorous logic or scientific underpinnings in this poem. Instead, we accept it as a welcome springboard for our own imaginings about her concept. By contrast, many have criticized and resisted the sometimes-slippery logic and swift-handed science that Dennett uses to explain his neo-Darwinian theory, or explain away whatever challenges it. In the end, both writers/thinkers rely on historical narrative to persuade their readers: "Many scientific patterns are also historical patterns, and hence are revealed

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    choices and do the actions that they desire to complete. In order to understand the argument, defining key terms like free will, deliberation, and determinism is vital. One Philosopher, Daniel Dennett, explores the topic and issues of free will and determinism in his 1984 book Elbow Room. I disagree with Dennett view and I believe that humans do not have free will. We are controlled by several things, like our evolutionary past and genetics, or environment, and they all play into determinism. Similarly

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    One of my favorite stories about the days of literary High Theory is told by the feminist critic Sandra Gilbert. In the late '80s, Gilbert was interviewing a candidate for a job in Princeton University's English department. "What would your dream course be?" she asked. "My dream course," the candidate responded, "would be theory and nontheory." "What's nontheory?" asked a committee member. "You know," the candidate replied. "Poems, stories, plays."...Elaine Showwalter, Professor Emeritus, Princeton

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    Free Will Essay

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    In his book Free Will, Sam Harris not only states that, “Our wills are simply not of our own making” but additionally if it where declared as fact by the scientific community it “would precipitate a culture war far more belligerent than the one that has been waged on the subject of evolution.” (Ch.1) Harris’ contention is surprising as he himself states, “…most people find these conclusions abhorrent” (Ch.1) but does it really matter whether we actually have free will or not? I maintain that the

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    Determinism

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    this essay encounters the apparent confrontation between determinism and our sense of agency as rational actors in the universe. In an attempt to make sense of this issue and the implications involved in dealing with it, several forms of argument will be explored. Finally I tentatively offer that the most parsimonious explanation currently lies in a form of compatibilist approach. Antonio Damasio has argued that damage to the cortex can impair cognition to such an extent that those unfortunate afflicted

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    David Hume's Theory of Ethics

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    David Hume is considered to be one of the big three British empiricists, along with Hobbes and Locke, and lived near the end of the Enlightenment. The Catholic Church was losing its control over science, politics and philosophy and the Aristotelian world view was being swallowed up by a more mechanistic viewpoint. Galileo found the theory provided by Copernicus to be correct, that our earth was not the center of everything, but the celestial bodies including the earth circled the sun. Mathematicians

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    Since the rise of the four horsemen, New Atheism has become a trend that has spread all throughout the world, however, recently, a new form of atheism has risen above the original horsemen's one. It has a fresh, shiny, and new appeal that seems to attract people to its ideas and beliefs. This newer New Atheism has become what some refer to as New Atheism 2.0. The decline of the old New Atheism is addressed in Alister McGrath's article, "The future is not looking so 'Bright' for Atheism." In

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    Where Am I by Daniel Dennett

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    In Daniel Dennett’s piece of literature “Where Am I” tells the hypothetical scenario of Dennett who is approached by the pentagon to undergo a dangerous mission where he is asked to retrieve a radioactive warhead lodged deep underground. In order to retrieve the radioactive warhead, he must undergo a brain operation to fully remove the brain as the waves from the warhead only affect the brain.(Page 34) Along with the radioactivity affecting the brain, the pentagon wanted to monitor the brains activity

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    The Open Boat, by Steven Crane, demonstrates fate vs. free will. In this story the characters are subject to contemplating how their fate is being determined, however free will cannot be dismissed as a contributor to their situation. The fine line between fate and free will, if it exists, is hard to define. There are many philosophical and religious debates between the concepts of free will and fate. Free will is based on a belief that our future is based on the decisions that we make today. Looking

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    When looking at a person’s life, there are many factors to consider, social strains, biology, free will, and up-bringing to name a few. Each of them is very important, but today I will e discussing the biological factors, and the free will. Free will is the ultimate or final decider of one’s life path, and although factors of determinism might give one their foundation or starting point, free will takes you the rest of the way. That being said, it is important to remember that free will and determinism

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