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Quick Recap . Hospers – key points for essay Honderich – key points for essay Locke – key points for essay. Buridan’s Donkey. A hungry donkey is equidistant between two bales of hay. It has no way of making the decision as to which one to eat and it dies of starvation. .

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Quick recap

Quick Recap

  • Hospers – key points for essay

  • Honderich – key points for essay

  • Locke – key points for essay


Buridan s donkey

Buridan’s Donkey

  • A hungry donkey is equidistant between two bales of hay. It has no way of making the decision as to which one to eat and it dies of starvation.

  • Starter (pairs) – Imagine this was a human and you were a soft determinist and describe the picture.

  • Ext – In what way can soft determinism be described as compatibilist?


Soft determinism

Soft Determinism

  • LO s

  • To understand further the notion of soft determinism.

  • To evaluate a range of soft deterministic viewpoints, in particular the work of David Hume

  • To understand certain criticisms of soft determinism


David hume

David Hume

  • Ever the 17th century ‘cleverclogs’, David Hume wittily insisted that we are determined to be free.

  • For each of the points on the following flowchart of Hume’s argument, discuss and note down a scenario or example in pairs to help illustrate its meaning


Determined to be free

Determined to be Free


Determined to be free1

Determined to be Free


Determined to be free2

Determined to be Free

  • As with Buridan’s donkey, please try and draw an image/picture/scribble to illustrate Hume’s point.


Where s wally

Where’s Wally?


Where s wally now

Where’s Wally Now?

  • Wally was determined to end up in that tavern, but decided where to go next. What would the following think of this?

  • A) Hard Determinists

  • B) Libertarians


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