scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 698
Does freewill exist That is the question on a lot of minds these days To answer that question lets first look at the definition of freewill It is defined in the dictionary as the freedom of the will to choose a course of action without external coercion but in accordance with the ideals or moral outlook of the individual With that said I would have to say that I think freewill does not exist To begin it is firstly necessary to analyze the constituents of the self Since the earliest beginnings of psychology one of the most important arguments was the naturenurture debate Are human beings a product of their environments or are they a product of intricate biology Upon the discovery and exploration of the human genome the popular contemporary stance is that humans are influenced by both their biology and their environment This sounds simple enough but by how much of the self is influenced by these two variables For a person to just decide on an action suggests that somehow the person has made a choice based on no prior event This suggests that somehow the person has initiated an effect so-to-speak without a cause they have somehow made a decision based on absolutely nothing or rather not based on their genetic neural structure or environmental upbringing This idea of effect without a cause rallies against every scientific principle known The notion that somehow a human being can make a freewill decision not influenced by any other factor is an effect without a cause The classical approach to negotiate this obstacle of course is that of religion or the soul This approach uses the presence of the soul or God-given freewill to overcome the problem of effect with no cause With this classic approach the problem is solved by having freewill given
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA