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The main article for this category is Free will.
Free will is often contrasted with Determinism.



Mind control




Action (philosophy)

Action theory (philosophy)

Agency (LDS Church)

Agency (philosophy)


Alternative possibilities

Alvin Plantinga's free will defense


Argument from free will



Conscious automatism

Default effect (psychology)

Dickinson S. Miller

Dilemma of determinism

Do otherwise in the same circumstances

Duration (philosophy)

Elbow Room (book)

Frankfurt cases

Free will

Free will in antiquity

Free will in theology

Free will theorem

Freedom Evolves

Freedom of action

Friedrich Nietzsche and free will

Gaussian adaptation

General will

Harry Frankfurt

Higher-order volition

Hobson's choice

Illusionism (philosophy)


Involuntary memory

Libertarianism (metaphysics)

Life Is a Dream

Lorenzo Valla's Dialogue on Free Will

Mandated choice

Mutual liberty

Neuroscience of free will

Ought implies can

Peter van Inwagen

Philosophical Inquiries into the Essence of Human Freedom

Physical determinism

Positive liberty



Self-determination (philosophy)

Superficial charm


Thought identification

Two-stage model of free will

Value of control



Voluntarism (action)


Will to power


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Seven Days
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:00:00 -0800

ARIES (March 21-April 19): What exactly do you believe in, Aries? What's your philosophy of life? Do you think that most people are basically good and that you can make a meaningful life for yourself if you just work hard and act kind? Do you believe ...

Scientific American

Scientific American
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 04:22:30 -0800

But according to new research from Florida State University, enjoying your holiday also requires a key ingredient that few guests consider as they wait to dive face first into the turkey: a belief in free will. What does free will have to do with ...

The Guardian

The Guardian
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 07:01:14 -0800

It's probably the weirdest puzzle in philosophy: do humans really have free will? (Spoiler alert: I won't be resolving the matter here.) It certainly feels as if we do: at the supermarket, as I reach for some cheddar, it's surely up to me to suddenly ...

Philosophy Now

Philosophy Now
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 04:00:00 -0800

Do we have free will or don't we? Or do we have it in degrees? Is free will compatible with determinism or is it not? What about indeterminism? Following the advice of Hobbes, the first step in any attempt to answer such questions should be to pose ...

Slate Magazine

Slate Magazine
Fri, 07 Nov 2014 07:34:05 -0800

People experiencing intense physical needs were less likely to say they believed in free will. People who were not inexplicably taking an online survey while desperately holding in their pee (or starving, or wanting sex, or trying to stay awake) mostly ...

Greensburg Daily News

Greensburg Daily News
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:27:08 -0800

GREENSBURG – Mayasari Indonesian Grill will be hosting a free-will donation Thanksgiving dinner for the public from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 27. The restaurant is located at 213 North Broadway Street, one block off the courthouse square.

Mother Nature Network

Mother Nature Network
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 18:41:24 -0800

It's a question that has been debated by philosophers for millennia: Does free will exist, or are all of our actions and choices determined? Many philosophers believe the answer to this question lies at the heart of moral responsibility (i.e., how can ...
Huffington Post
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 14:47:43 -0700

On many grounds this anthem to free will can be refuted. There is no proof you have a soul, if you are a materialist. There is ample proof, on the other hand, that deterministic forces are at work inside us. A generation ago human behavior was largely ...

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