Libitarianism

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What do Libitarians believe?
That moral responsibility requires freedom. They believe that we all have the self determination to act and make moral decisions
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What do libitarians think is false?
Determinism
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What are the two areas of libitarianism?
Philosophy of the mind and Political philosophy
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What is philosophy of the mind?
the view that we are free and morally responsible for our actions
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What is political philosophy ?
explores the relationship between the individual and the state
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What does Causally Undetermined Choice mean?
Nothing causes our actions, we choose ourselves what to do
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What can Libitarians also be called?
Incompatibilists - because they say free will is incompatible with determinism
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What did D.Hume say about Libitarianism ? *Hint* 'On liberty...'
"By liberty...we can only mean a power of acting or not acting according to the determinations of the will"
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What does D.Hume's quote mean?
We are free and morally responsible for our actions, and therefore not compelled to act by any forces outside our moral conciousness. Moral actions are not chance events but result from moral values and a persons character
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What did C.A Campbell say about libitarianism ? *Hint* 'We have the idea that...'
we have the idea that when we act, we are choosing our actions...Humans have a sense of decision making. There are constraints on us and factors which affect us but we still have an idea of what is morally right, we don't have to give into temptation
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John Stuart Mill concerned that the individual ....
Should not be crushed by the state or the mob as we should all have individual freedom
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What did JS Mill feel about diversity?
Diversity and creativity add to the value of society and the community as a whole.
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Where did J S Mill believe the strength of the state came from?
The individuals within the state
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What did J S Mill think may have to be limited?
Freedom may have to be limited to protect people, such as it is in Utilitarianism
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What did J S Mill say about the worth of the state?
"The worth of the state... is in the worth of the individuals"
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What do libitarians think people must have in order to develop correctly? why?
Free speech and freedom of action as the freedom to be creative forms our moral capacity and personality
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According to Libitarians what is Human personality?
Human personality is an expression of free will and human beings cannot develop if they cannot exercise their will
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