"Free Will and Determinism Are Incompatible" Explain and Assess

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It is believed by a lot of people that we have always had free will, and have been able to use it in our everyday lives. The concept of free will is significant when we are faced with moral dilemmas. The concept of free will is supported by Libertarians. However, hard determinists present something that is a huge contrast to those supporting a Libertarian view point. They consider the possibility that human beings are controlled by external forces and are not able to exercise free will. The argument that free will and determinism are compatible, is best challenged by soft determinists. This is the idea that our actions are controlled by external forces to a certain extent, but we should still be held accountable for what we choose to do. Finally, predestination claims that a deity is the ultimate cause who determines all human actions. All Christians to a certain extent believe that free will plays an important role in their lives (most commonly seen in their faith and actions). Although, ultimately they see God as the omniscient, omnibenevolent and omnipotent being that governs their lives. Hard determinists state that everything in our lives is pre-determined, and therefore we have no influence over the matter and that we have no free will. Some determinists would argue that free will only appears to be present in our lives, where in actual fact we are 'disillusioned' (no choice principle). The argument of determinism gained a huge amount of respect and acknowledgement in 1924, when Clarence Darrow the lawyer to the case, stated that his clients, Leopold and Loeb, we're not completely responsible for the kidnapping and murder of Bobby Franks (aged 14). Theoretically, Darrow won what was to be later called the 'case of the century' for his clients. Apart from their sentence being reduced to life imprisonment without parole, and Leopold’s shocking release in 1958

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