Ethics; Free Will and Determinism

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Autonomous Moral Agent
Someone who can make a moral decision freely.
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Compatibilism
The view that it is possible to be both free and determined; still have moral responsibility.
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Determinism
Every event has a cause; when applied to moral decisions = no free will.
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Hard Determinism
The belief that people do not have any free will and that all moral actions have prior causes; no moral responsibility.
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Liberationism
The belief that determinism is false and people are free to make moral choices; have moral responsibility.
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'Ought implies can'
Someone cannot be blamed for what he could not do, but for what he was capable of doing but did not do.
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Predestination
The belief that God has decided who will be saved and who will not; Calvin.
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Soft determinism
The belief that determinism is true in many aspects, but we are still morally responsible for our actions.
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Incompatibilism
Determinism is logically incompatible with free will; determinism is a fact, no moral responsibility.
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The view that it is possible to be both free and determined; still have moral responsibility.

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Compatibilism

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Every event has a cause; when applied to moral decisions = no free will.

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Card 4

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The belief that people do not have any free will and that all moral actions have prior causes; no moral responsibility.

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Card 5

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The belief that determinism is false and people are free to make moral choices; have moral responsibility.

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