Free Will Versus Determinism

Looking at my own experience of making choices i see that we do not have the free-will required for moral culpability but we do have the free-will required for a common-sense view of freedom. Freedom means (if you ask most people) the ability to choose what I want. So we have that freedom – the freedom to choose what i want – but we do not choose to want what we want. Even in the case where we choose to favour a particular want that choice is made based upon a higher order want that we still do no choose to want. Thus though we may not see that our particular want is determined we see that we did not choose it therefore we are not responsible for it nor for its consequences.

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