Pereboom

They should put forward a thesis, provide reasons for it, and respond to at least one likely objection.

According to Pereboom we can live meaningful lives and enjoy valuable, loving relationships even if we admit, as we should, that no one has free will. Coates disagrees, arguing that if we give up free will, our lives will be deeply impoverished. But Coates is not worried, because he also argues, against, Pereboom, that we can reasonably believe that people are free in the relevant sense. In thinking about this debate you might want to bring to mind the stuff we read earlier about happiness and meaning.

Your paper should articulate and defend your view on one or both of these issues: Does the denial of free will threaten the meaning and value in life? Can our belief in free will be rationally defended?

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Pereboom

They should put forward a thesis, provide reasons for it, and respond to at least one likely objection.

According to Pereboom we can live meaningful lives and enjoy valuable, loving relationships even if we admit, as we should, that no one has free will. Coates disagrees, arguing that if we give up free will, our lives will be deeply impoverished. But Coates is not worried, because he also argues, against, Pereboom, that we can reasonably believe that people are free in the relevant sense. In thinking about this debate you might want to bring to mind the stuff we read earlier about happiness and meaning.

Your paper should articulate and defend your view on one or both of these issues: Does the denial of free will threaten the meaning and value in life? Can our belief in free will be rationally defended?

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