Philosophy Revision Cards - Dr Wheeler

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What is Metaphysical Free Will?
X is free, if and only if, X could have done otherwise
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What is Libertarianism?
The view that Free Will and Determinism cannot co-exist, Free Will is true and Determinism is not
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How does Hume view Free Will
If we are morally responsible for an action, then it is an act of free will
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What is a wanton?
Someone who only acts on their first order desires
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What is the law of excluded middle?
For any object X, and any property P, either X has P or does not have P
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What is Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle?
Uncertain movement of photons suggests not everything is certain and determined
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What is Bad Faith?
A state of self-delusion, pretending to be oneself. You have no option but to be who you are, allowing you to abdicate your moral responsibilities
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What is Phenomenology
A physical approach trying to make sense of the world, beginning with the elements from experience that are most real to the universe
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What is Hard Determinism?
Determinism and Free Will cannot co-exist. Determinism is true and Free Will is false.
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What is Causal Over-determination
When there are two or more causes used to explain an effect, which is contradictory to Occams Razor
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What is the Design Arguement
Objects within the world are so intricately designed they could not have come around by chance, their design must have come from a designer.
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