David Hume's Causal Determinism Theory

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The Causal Determinism theory argues against free will by saying that an event is caused by a causal condition that ensures its occurrence. If a causal condition ensures the occurrence of an event, then that event is unavoidable, which would also mean that all events are unavoidable. The theory then states that a person’s actions are events, therefore a person’s actions are unavoidable. The theory concludes that if a person’s actions are unavoidable, then they have no free will over them, which means that people do not have free will. Based on Hume’s theory of empiricism and critique of induction, the first premise of the Causal Determinist theory is not true, disproving the argument that humans do not have free will. Hume states that induction

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