“Life is like a game of cards. The hand you are dealt with is determinism; the way you play it is free will.” (Jawaharlal Nehry). People may not be able to choose what they have to face; however, they have a choice as to how they will choose to react. Compatibilism or soft determinism is the idea that although our experiences may influence our choices, in the end, humans possess free will and our choices are free acts. A free act is when someone, without being coerced or under duress, could have done otherwise, if they had chosen otherwise, thus being responsible for their actions.
The Second Way is similar to the First as Aquinas constantly reiterates the importance of ‘a first cause’ therefore he ultimately dispels the idea of infinite regress. He speaks of ‘efficient cause’ and how every event or thing needs an efficient cause and nothing can efficiently cause itself. A critical view of this could be to ask if nothing can efficiently cause itself how is there a first mover and how is it caused? For Aquinas, however, it is necessary to have a first mover or else cause and effect cannot exist. Some of the greatest opponents to the cosmological argument include Hume, Kant and Russell.
William James thought the real problem was not understanding freedom, but rather knowing what determinism was. Determinism could be looked at as a belief. Indeterminism is not to accept this, but accept the alternatives. The world could be viewed as deterministic or in deterministic. There is no correct view because it brings conclusions only on facts we have.
This theory state that people should make decisions because of who they are and not because some rules or law that guides them. If people make decisions based merely on anticipation of only good consequences there would not be new discovery. Discoveries are the unknown and in the unknown you cannot anticipate the consequences of what we do not know so in other words there would be no risk taking. Virtue ethics theory allows one to make decisions by evaluating a situation, weighing circumstances and coming to conclusion on the best possible result. It is not dependent on the greatest outcome because not all right decisions leads to the greatest utility.
Heather Hogue CRMJ348-001 11/17/2015 Response Paper #2: Aileen Wuornos What happened to Aileen Wuornos? Was she insane or was she severely damaged from her past? In this paper, I will argue how Aileen Wuornos became a killer based on her life and upbringing. She had experienced long-term abuse as a child, had been abandoned/having no emotional bond by her primary caregivers, and began “hooking” because she was desperate to survive. Was the first man she killed in self-defense or was she going through post-traumatic stress disorder based on the abuse of her childhood?
In a final point, Juana had a different childhoold that a normal child, which consecuently mentally affect her life. To further emphasize, on this topic it is essential to analyzed Juana’s symptoms. Even though she was never diagnose with Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) it is believed that she suffer from that illness. The reason to suppose this is because she killed her victims every twenty eight days. Juana would feel angry and became more aggressive during those days.
Compatibilism suggests that free will and determinism can coexist in the same world. Whereas incompatibilism believes they can not coexist. Buddhism and Free Will: Buddhist believe in free will, but they do not believe that it is an agent. This roughly means that they think free will and determination go hand and hand. They also believe in pratitya-samutpada which is part of their karmic beliefs.
Did you know that 80% of, 10-year olds are on diets according to Sana Hassan writer of The Psychological Effects of Child Beauty Pageants. Beauty pageants should be banned because they are exploiting and showcasing little girls for sexual predators, and exposing girls to the keeping a fake image to be liked, loved, or keeping social status. They pose many significant impacts to a child’s mental and even physical health. The story of JonBenet Ramsey is a very tragic story. A story of exposing little girls to sexual predators.
Parents forcing their children to join beauty pageants. “According to the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment and Adoption Reform Act, child abuse is "the physical or mental injury, sexual abuse or exploitation, of a child under circumstances which indicate the child 's health or welfare is threatened or harmed. "” (Child Beauty Pageants Should Be Eliminated) Exploiting your kid to danger or putting your kid in harm’s way is considered child abuse. “Some parents are so warped, so starved for attention or some kind of self-validation, that they will shamelessly exploit their children 's physical beauty without regard for the possible consequences.” (Child Beauty Pageants Should Be Eliminated) Parents who are hungry for attention and feel special when their child wins that they will do anything even if it puts their child in danger. “But studies have shown that for every child who may derive some benefit from the competition, hundreds of others suffer damage to their self-esteem and develop warped values about their bodies, which often lead to anorexia or bulimia.” (Child Beauty Pageants Should Be Eliminated) Parent’s are so focused on winning they do not even think about their children 's health anymore that the children are starting to have warped values about their bodies.
As they were pieces of property in the army, many of the girls were demanded to do much worse of actions. In the article, “Social Issues: Child Soldiers,” written by Michelle Steel, it explains the actions that the girls were forced to do to keep the leader pleased. For example, Steel wrote, “Girls not only fight on the front lines but provide domestic labor and serve as ‘wives.’ From the age of 13 they may be given to boy soldiers or adult commanders. They have no choice: those who refuse are killed or raped.” (Michelle Steel para 8). As shown, Michelle makes a clear point and is very clear as to how child soldiers deserve amnesty, because not only were they were manipulated but they were basically given an ultimatum to perform certain behaviors to please the leaders and boys.