hard determinism vs libertarianism

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  • Created on: 10-04-15 17:24

Introduction- Hard determinism is a view on free will which holds that determinism is true, and that it is incompatible with free will, and, therefore, that free will does not exist. In comparison, libertarianism denies that the universe is deterministic in any way; libertarians believe each individual is free to do whatever they wish to do so.

·         Hard determinism means we cannot blame or praise people for their action so if hard determinism were true then people would not be morally responsible and so would not deserve blame for even the most cold-blooded and calmly performed evil actions.

·         All choices we make are just illusions – they are determined

·         Hard determinism therefore rejects the idea of punishment as retribution, but it does not reject


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