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Definition of Freedom (philosophy)

Freedom (philosophy) Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Free will is the ability of agents to make choices unimpeded by certain factors. Factors of historical concern have included metaphysical constraints (such as logical, nomological, or theological determinism), physical constraints (such as chains or imprisonment), social constraints (such as threat of punishment or censure), and mental constraints (such as compulsions or phobias, neurological disorders, or genetic predispositions). The principle of free will has religious, legal, ethical, and scientific implications. For example, in the religious realm, free will implies that individual will and choices can coexist with an omnipotent, omniscient divinity that raises certain injunctions or moral obligations for man. In the law, it affects considerations of punishment and rehabilitation. In ethics, it may hold implications for whether individuals can be held morally accountable for their actions. In science, neuroscientific findings regarding free will may suggest different ways of predicting human behavior.

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Freedom philosophy may refer to:
  • Libertarianism
  • Classical liberalism

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Freedom, or liberty, is the power or right to do as one wants.

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