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Are you as free as you think?

A man sits at a table. In front of him is a bottle of whiskey and a bottle of water. If he picked up the whiskey and took a drink, you might say that he “chose” the whiskey over the water. But inside that man is a very different story. As an alcoholic, there was no choice for this man…

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Made to Choose

Animals, at least non-human ones, don’t really make free choices. They simply react according to their instinct. They are not free to reason and choose differently. There is no moral dimension of what an animal “should” do. They just do. Humans, on the other hand, are a different kind of animal. We have and make free choices. By our very…

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