Here is a short write up I did in my Ethics class two summers ago. This was my personal thought regarding a class discussion with the teacher about freedom of will. My teacher’s standpoint was that there is no true freedom of will. I forget the details of his reasoning (I’m sure I could remember them if I try) but they seemed a little narrow in view point to me at the time. My own thoughts on the mater aren’t perfect either, as when discussing in class as well as with a friend of mine, who is also big into philosophy, we discovered what seemed to be many possible flaws in it that needed further explanation or clearer delivery. My friend did believe that at its core, my view on the issue was valid. This was nothing more than a short write up and not a detailed analysis of what free will is. I may return to this issue and create a more thorough write up on this topic at a later date. Feel free to add your own view or opinion on this issue in the comments.
Freedom of will does exist but the freedom people think they have under the law is false and nonexistent. Law is all about limiting freedom (in order to protect freedom) therefore the law cannot provide freedom by limiting freedom. Furthermore, those who make the laws are in power to break the laws or manipulate them to their advantage. This can lead to loss of freedom considered to be guaranteed under the law. But in the end, personal freedom of will is never taken or damaged in any way. A person is always free to make decisions and act according to their own will. It is through their free will that people decide to conform to law and throw away their freedom. But if a conformed person realized this truth they will regain their, thought to be lost, freedom and gain insight to the world they live in.
6 years, 12 months ago
14 Dec 2011 06:14 CET