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A2 OCR Religious Studies Religious Ethics G582/01
Free will and Determinism
What's meant by the terms `free will' and `determinism'?
Free will revolves around the idea of freedom, or liberty. Free will is the ability to make choices,
good or bad with an absolute degree of freedom. Consequently, this means…

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A quote from Calvin: `For some are fore-ordained for eternal salvation, others for eternal
damnation.'
Calvin's possible inspiration from Matthew 22: `For many are called, but few are chosen.'

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A2 OCR Religious Studies Religious Ethics G582/01
Predestination translated into Simple English is the idea that God has decided through his
divine omniscience about who will go to hell (damnation) or achieve heaven (salvation). Luther's
idea of Original Sin and the disobedience of Adam and Eve made Calvin result to…

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Ted Honderich
A famous hard determinist, he argued that everything is internally and externally caused and so
we have absolutely no free will (supports Hospers). Free will as an idea is just an illusion with all
our actions being caused by `psychoneutral' activity in our brain and minds instead. To…

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A2 OCR Religious Studies Religious Ethics G582/01
Free will and Determinism
What's meant by the terms `free will' and `determinism'?
Free will revolves around the idea of freedom, or liberty. Free will is the ability to make choices,
good or bad with an absolute degree of freedom. Consequently, this means…

Page 3

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A quote from Calvin: `For some are fore-ordained for eternal salvation, others for eternal
damnation.'
Calvin's possible inspiration from Matthew 22: `For many are called, but few are chosen.'

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A2 OCR Religious Studies Religious Ethics G582/01
Predestination translated into Simple English is the idea that God has decided through his
divine omniscience about who will go to hell (damnation) or achieve heaven (salvation). Luther's
idea of Original Sin and the disobedience of Adam and Eve made Calvin result to…

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Ted Honderich
A famous hard determinist, he argued that everything is internally and externally caused and so
we have absolutely no free will (supports Hospers). Free will as an idea is just an illusion with all
our actions being caused by `psychoneutral' activity in our brain and minds instead. To…

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