Three Philosophers, A French - German Bar, and The Illusion of Free Will (1245 words)

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A. J. Ayer and Roderick Chisholm walk into a bar. They see that the bartender, Paul Holbach, is reading a newspaper with the following headline: “Determinism is True!”
Ayer, who is rather thirsty, remarks “I’d like to order a drink.”
“Well, sure thing!” answers the bartender. “I guess this headline means that can’t you do anything else.”
How would Ayer and Chisholm respond to Holbach? How might Holbach respond to Ayer and Chisholm? Which thinker is right? Why?

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A. J. Ayer and Roderick Chisholm walk into a bar. They see that the bartender, Paul Holbach, is reading a newspaper with the following headline: “Determinism is True!” Ayer, who is rather thirsty, remarks “I’d like to order a drink.” “Well, sure thing!” answered the bartender. “I guess this headline means that can’t you do anything else.”
Sitting down at the bar, Ayer’s response was immediate, “Well, that depends on what the headline means by “determinism”, doesn’t it?” Catching himself almost forgetting his reason for being there, he pressed somewhat impatiently: “Barkeep, be a good man and hurry up with our beer…in the meantime, allow me to kick off tonight’s discussion. I take it you and the newspaper mean by “determinism” this proposition: that all actions are the effects of causes and that, because of the necessity of the connection between cause and effect, a given cause necessarily results, and could only result, in its one effect. The consequence for the actions of agents like us is thus obvious: because my actions are caused, they could only be the way they are and no other. I...
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