Free Will In David Hume's Antagonistic To Determinism

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Antagonistic to determinism is the concept of free will. Will may be defined as “the ability to control one’s thoughts and actions in order to achieve what one wants to do.” It is the capacity to choose from two or more alternatives of a physical or mental action. When such will is neither controlled by external and internal sources or forces, it is called the Free Will. Free will is sometimes nothing but ‘the power to control your own decision without being controlled by God or fate.’ Encyclopedia Britannica suggests that what man does without being controlled by anybody or to act freely at certain situations “independent of natural, social or divine restraints.” Michel de Montaigne, 1572 famous philosopher says since actions and performances…show more content…
Once again it is clear that the concept of free will is living according to the interest of the individual not being determined by God or…show more content…
If a fly is an automaton impelled by external inputs then when there is lack of any clue, it should choose directions randomly. But measuring the tugs that the fly gave to the tether revealed that it wasn’t trying to flit randomly. It was flying buzzing around tether with occasional big hops. This suggests that external stimuli do not control the fly completely. It does have some degree of free will. If an organism like fly can choose its own direction of flying then an advanced organism like humans should also have at least a greater degree of free will. Otherwise, he would be classified as a machine and not a living

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