Spinoza and Free Will

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There are many great philosophical ideas and questions that are known and of course unknown. One of the questions that really enticed my interest was the question of whether or not we have free will. I myself was once a believer of people having free will and doing what I want was my choice and my choice alone. However, after careful consideration and lectures I have been reversed in how I believe in free will. Is there any free will though? Many people would say yes there is and of course there are some who believe that free will is a fallacy and not to be believed. Whether or not there is free will is yet to be determined but what we have to go on and by is from philosophers and every person who has their two cents to fill in. In …show more content…

There is an argument for free will stating if there was none, how could the life of a human or metaphysical being ever be able to go on with life? These are many different ideas when it comes to metaphysical science and the questions.

In conclusion, there is still a lot to be determined whether or not that free will does exist. There has been many factors that go towards the belief in free will and the beliefs that free will does not exist. This question has been philosophized for many years and most likely for many more years to come, and with most philosophical ideas the answer is never easy to find or if it is even there. I myself have been inquisitive on whether or not there is such thing as free will or if it is just a big hoax tying to get people to take the bait. After many lectures and discussions about the relationship of free will with God and how it clashes, with talking to classmates and talking to the teacher and what others believe. I have taken a lean towards the fact that there is no such thing as free will, if are bodies are not able to function properly without all the components working then how can anybody say that "I have Free will." In my mind it is a simple answer: If there is free will then why can't people who are quadriplegic or paraplegic sort walking or move their legs at all? In my mind, there is no free will.

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