Summary Of If Free Will Doesn 'T Exist, Neither Does Water'

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In ‘If Free Will Doesn’t Exist, Neither Does Water’, Vargas asserts that most people nowadays connect science and free will and use it to prove that free will does not actually exist. I personally believe that these claims are too hasty as the issue requires substantive commitments about disputed philosophical ideas. Aside from that, he also mentions that science has a different way to explain the detail of history of the things that we know without abandoning anything else. In section 1, I will explain the connection between science and our actions. In section 2, I will discuss why if our actions are casually determined, then we don’t have free will. 1: Vargas View First of all, in order to understand the whole reading, Vargas defines what free will is. It is the power of acting without the constraint of necessity or fate, which means that it is the power of an individual to decide or have his or her opinion on something. In the beginning of the reading, according to Vargas, many people including scientists have difficulties understanding free will. In fact, it is really hard for them to explain why “our current notion of free will is an…show more content…
However, until today, there is no proof of experimental work on how ordinary people actually think about it, nor ideas for why we should think of free will according to how they explain it, nor any activities with the experts of these things. Philosophers have argued free will as someone’s ability to act or make a decision in certain situation according to their desires, beliefs, or habits. Vargas thinks that free will is supposed to be, or what is supposed to be important about the property of free will. Second, he believes that the basic lessons about alternatives to skeptical views about free will generalize across alternative construal of the role of free will. So, Can there be free will if the universe is causally
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