The debate of free will and determinism has been going on for many years. It is a very hard question to answer whether or not we do have any free will. Determinism is believed to have a cause for everything which leads to another thing and so forth. Hard determinists deny that criminals deserve punishment, since the crimes were not committed freely. For example, find someone who claims to believe in hard determinism. Punch them in the face. Then try to convince them not to blame one. After all, according to them, one had no choice but to punch them. The simplest strategy for resolution is to reject one of the beliefs that produce the conflict. Free will is believed that one may do any actions, think any thoughts on their will. Libertarians resolve the conflict between free will and determinism by rejecting determinism.  For libertarians, science is good as far as it goes, yet it will never succeed in completely predicting human behavior. Humans transcend the laws of nature; that they are free. Some libertarians address this problem by suggesting a special kind of causation that only humans hold, called the agent causation. Mechanistic causation, the kind studied in physics, obeys laws. Mechanistic causes are repeatable and predictable; if one repeats the same cause again and again, the very same effect is guaranteed to occur each time. Agent causation, on the other hand, does not obey laws. According to compatibilists, freedom and morality is thought in a similar way. Morality, like football, has rules. These rules treat some causes differently from others. If an action is caused in a certain way, the right way, then the rules of morality count that action as free. However, if an action is caused in the wrong way, then the rules count that action as unfree. It is admittedly strange that one’s actions can be free even though they were caused by events that occurred before one was born.


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