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Libertarianism believes that causal determinism is true.
Select one:
True
False
I think true

Whether or not we have free will seems to have implications for which of the following?
Select one:
a. Our idea of God
b. Our idea of the physical laws of the universe
c. Our sense of the morality of abortion
d. Whether we can be certain of anything
e. Our sense of moral responsibility and holding others accountable for their actions
I Think e

One argument in favor of libertarianism, says James Rachels, is the argument from experience. Which of the following best sums up this argument?
Select one:
a. We are free because determinism is true
b. We are free because we experience we are free each time we make a choice
c. We are free because God exists
d. We are free because of indeterminism
e. We are free because free will is compatible with determinism
I think b

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan believes in karma.
Select one:
True
False
I think true

John-Paul Sartre believes humans have free will.
Select one:
True
False
I think true

For the compatibilist, an act must be uncaused (i.e., not causally determined) in order to be a free act.
Select one:
True
False
I think false

Libertarians believe that human beings have free will.
Select one:
True
False
I think false

One argument in favor of libertarianism, says James Rachels, is the argument from accountability. Which of the following best sums up this argument?
Select one:
a. We are free because the idea of free will is ingrained in our thinking (about moral responsibility, etc.)
b. We are free because God exists
c. We are free because we desire to be free
d. We are free because we experience that we are free
e. We are free because the universe is indeterminate
I think a

Compatibilism is the doctrine that:
Select one:
a. Free will and determinism can co-exist
b. Determinism is true
c. Humans have free will
d. None of the listed
e. Humans do not have free will
I think a

At the end of his chapter, James Rachels concludes that the truth of causal determinism suggests we cannot have free will.
Select one:
True
False
I think False

  1. Reed

    1, 2 and 3 are correct. I don't know #4. I think you're wrong on $, about Sartre. I don't know about #6, but think you may be wrong. I think you are probably right on the rest.

    What happened the other night? I waited for you to discuss your ideas about TR and Progressivism, but you disappeared!

  2. Reed

    I'm sorry. The last question about causal determinism and Rachels. I really don't know. Was he a compatibilist? If so, you're right.

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