Philosophy and Number
Libertarianism is often seen as the theory which is in polar opposition to hard determinism. Libertarianism believes in free choice while hard determinism dismisses it. The libertarian believes in moral responsibility while the hard determinist finds this concept incoherent, and so on. Carefully examine Machan’s reasons for believing that free will exists. Pick two of these then write a 1-2 page essay explaining why you think they are strong reasons for believing in free will, or why you would reject them.
Tibor Machan, professor emeritus at Auburn University, is a libertarian who strongly uphold the idea that human beings