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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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• 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.

• 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?

• 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

• 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

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

• 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