Philosophy of Free Will

Author: Cameron Tabb

How much of our decisions are really ours? How much real control do we have? In my opinion, we as humans have much less control over our choices than we like to believe. If you think about how you make your decisions: if it is a moral decision you decide based on what you think is right (Is it wrong to steal in order to feed your starving family?) If it is more of a personal opinion type question then you decide based more on what you prefer (Vanilla vs Chocolate). In both scenarios, you are basing your decision based upon a part of yourself that you have no control over (your moral values or personal preferences).

So, where do we really have free will?

Is it only in whether we choose to do what we believe to be right or wrong?


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