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To accept that one has done wrong and take responsibility for it is to resolve to try not to do it again and to put right anything that went wrong. We evidently do have the capacity to do this, and that is all that matters.
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First-order desires include wanting cake or sex or to scratch yourself; second-order desires are your desires about these desires, such as wishing to resist the desire for cake. Free beings are ones who can act on their desires about their desires, and not just automatically on their desires.
You can’t escape cause and effect, but there is a way of viewing human agency that is motivating, plausible and humane.
We feel that we are free, the originators of our own choices, not just conduits through which the chain of cause and effect flows. But think about it a little more and thi...
It is only because we reflect on the things that could so easily have been done differently if conditions or our frame of mind had been slightly different that we learn to take responsibility and do better next time.
The ‘compatibilist’ conception of free will acknowledges the causal necessity of the physical world, but it also recognises that, if no one ‘made me do it’, I acted freely.
To act free of causes would be to act without reason. Such a freedom would be gratuitous, since the only grounds for our choice would be the power to choose itself.
We would have no moral character if we did not strongly feel that there were things we simply could not do, and others we felt we must.
Even quantum physics and the randomness of quantum causation cannot offer us an escape because the ability to act randomly is not the same as having free will.
A lot of the time, you might feel as though you have freedom to act as you wish (a view known as ‘voluntarism’), but taking into account your history, personality, mood and other factors, there is in fact an inevitability to everything you do.
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Whenever something doesn't go as we planned it, we often look for something or someone to put the blame. It's our primal instinct and it's a habit that can make us difficult to deal with.
There are many reasons as to why we "play" the blame game. It could either be because...
Just like a judge did not commit the crime, but is still responsible for the crime/lawsuit and what to do with the case, we are also responsible for many things that are not our fault or our choice. Fault may or may not be there, but it is the past, and the present is the responsibility.
Murphy's Law states that if anything can go wrong, it will go wrong.
Entropy explains why Murphy's Law is so prevalent in life. Life can go wrong in more ways than it can go right. What is remarkable is not that life has problems, but that we have the ability to solve them...
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