Most people think that we are free -- that's the common sense view.
But many people have a hard time with the concept of determinism.
Can you think of any evidence from your studies in other courses, from your life experiences, from philosophical readings, or from your general knowledge of human behavior and nature that would lead you to think that determinism is true.
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Here is a run-down of the evidence that supports a deterministic view of the way the universe works. As discussed in class, determinism is based on the laws of causality. For example, when I play the Jenga game with my friends, if one piece is removed from the Jenga tower it can cause the entire thing to come tumbling down. One action can cause another action...
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