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Bridger's Slideware Handout

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  • 1. Presenter: Bridger Landle Presented to: SP 210 class, Whitworth University Tuesday, 19 January 2010 Outline Freedom Symbolically prevalent in American culture Icons (American Flag) Political figures (Martin Luther King Jr.) Determinism Every event, including human cognition, behavior, decision, and action, is causally determined by a single, unbroken chain of prior occurrences Composed of: Initial event Laws of nature Pierre Simon Laplace Laplace’s demon Deterministic thought experiment Hard determinism (Incompatibilism) Determinism is incompatible with free will Responsibility Moral versus social Objection: randomness Refutation: irrelevant to free will Henry Frankfurt: Freedom is when “a person does what they want to do and when, because (sic) one wanted to do it” (Freedom 94). “Flow of being” Slideware/Audio http://www.slideshare.net/blandle/hard-determinism http://www.archive.org/details/BridgersSlidewareAudio Further reading Determinism al Dente by Derk Pereboom Will and Determinism by Theodore Sider Contact information E-mail: blandle12@my.whitworth.edu Phone: 509.432.4041