Vol. 1, No. 1 2012
Although the topic of human free will and determinism has been a perennial concern of philosophy, the issue has gained renewed vigor in modern culture. Modern science has increased knowledge in the areas of biology, sociology, and psychology; because of this many people believe that all human acts are hard determined by heredity and environment. In a seemingly contradictory view, modern culture has placed much stress on human freedom. The confusion created by these two issues has left many people to become distressed and disorientated. For many this hard determinism leads to a fatalistic view of reality which prompts an attitude of Stoic indifference to the future. ...
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