Are determinism and free will reconcilable?
According to Compatibilism, determinism and free will are reconcilable.
Is free will incompatible with determinism?
Determinism is incompatible with free will and moral responsibility because determinism is incompatible with the ability to do otherwise.
Do deterministic philosophers believe in free will?
Whether free will exists, what it is and the implications of whether it exists or not are some of the longest running debates of philosophy and religion. Determinism suggests that only one course of events is possible, which is inconsistent with a libertarian model of free will.
What religions believe in determinism?
Theological determinism exists in a number of religions, including Jainism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. It is also supported by proponents of Classical pantheism such as the Stoics and Baruch Spinoza.
What does Ayer believe about free will?
Ayer states that free will must be seen as the antithesis not of causality, but of constraint1. For Ayer, and compatabilists in general, the term ‘free will’ merely entails an action or decision undertaken outside of duress, be it external or internal.
Who believes that determinism and free will are compatible?
Compatibilism is the belief that free will and determinism are mutually compatible and that it is possible to believe in both without being logically inconsistent. Compatibilists believe that freedom can be present or absent in situations for reasons that have nothing to do with metaphysics.
Can determinism be proven?
Determinism in nature has been shown, scientifically, to be false. Remarkably, modern theoretical and experimental physics, by decisively debunking determinism, is quite consistent with the view that libertarian free will is possible. It is not in any way ruled out by science.