AO2 Free Will and Determinism



Strength - removes the concept of punishment for punishment sake

Weakness - a murderer cannot be held morally responsible for his actions. It muddle contingently true thigns with natural things

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Strength - gives more responsibility to each individual and justifies punishments

Weakness - there seems to be factors that limit our freedom. When making moral decisions we are affected by our emotions, limiting our freedom.

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Soft Determinism

Strength - combines both approaches and accepts that somethings are determined, but we are still morally responsible for our own free actions

Weakness - doesn't give specific guidelines as to what is determined and what isn't. Decision making seems too complex due to this

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