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Hard Determinism In this paper I will argue that hard determinism is the only viable position with respect to the free will and determinism debate I will consider WT Staces objection concerning the semantic problem which is explaining what the real sense of the word free will means and the objection raised by the libertarians which is how can a person want things and the wanting just comes up out of nowhere but ultimately I will reject both Hard determinism holds that everything that happens must happen because everything is causally determined by the given antecedent conditions and laws of nature The argument hard determinists give goes as follows Premise one an event is causally determined just in case it is not possible for the event not to have occurred Premise two every event is either causally determined or it isnt Premise three for an act to be free the act should be avoidable and avoiding it had to come from our own will Premise four it had to happen Premise five if an event is not causally determined then it is a random event Premise six if the event is random then it doesnt result from the exertion of anyones will Premise seven every human action is an event Premise eight so every human action is such that it is either causally determined or not Premise nine for any human act A if act A is causally determined then the agent could not have acted otherwise thus the act can not be free Premise ten if A is random then A is not a result of the exertion of the agents will Conclusion therefore no action is free Kessler 416 In the first premise of hard determinism it clearly states what is meant by free if any act is determined to occur it cannot be free There cannot be any free human acts The second premise simply out states that if a
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