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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.

- 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

- 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

- 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

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

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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