Libertarianism Notes OCR Religious Ethics

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Libertarianism

  • The belief that determinism is false and so people are free to make their own choices and are therefore responsible for their actions. 
  • We are not compelled by external forces, moral actions are the result of character and values of the individual. 
  • Libertarianism appeals to our intuitions. - we see ourselves as free agents, able to make our own choices, not puppets or robots, we have a mind and so it seems reasonable to conclude that having a mind is necessary in order to have free will.
  • It is like choosing which branch to follow on a road, whereas determinism is a road without any branches.
  • We 'make our actions because when questioned about them, we blame ourselves or wonder if we

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