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Philosophical views on Freedom and Free will.
The first philosophical position is scientific determinism in which it states that free action is seen as an event having to do with person’s intention that is without a cause. For scientific determinism, Universal causality denies that there can be any such events. They deny that man is really free. The second is indeterminism or sometimes called as libertarians which they believe that man is in fact free. They are similar with scientific determism in such a way that they think that free act as an event involving body or mind, that corresponds to person’s intentions and yet happen without a cause. In contrasted to the views of scientific determinist, they insist that man is really free. They deny the truth of Universal causality. They believe that there are uncaused free actions. The third is compatibilism, defines free action as an event with an inner cause. They believe that free act is any event, involving the body or mind of a person that is caused by an inner state that person. For them event have cause, they maintain, but if the cause of your action is an appropriate inner state of your own mind, then your act is free. The last philosophical position is agency theory, which they define free will as any event, involving body or mind of a person that is caused by an agent. For them, the principle of universal causality maybe true or untrue. In agency theory they believe that man is really free.
In my own personal stand, freedom and free will is undeniably present and available to each and every one of us. It just varies on our own different point of views and personality, if we choose to be free or not. Everything that will happen has a cause and that includes freedom. It is not wrong to have freedom at anything as long as we limit ourselves to what is morally right and we know how to define our limitations. We are…...

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