PARADOX OF FREEDOM

a basic paradox which grows under presumptions of determinism in human behavior: mainly, that even though particular behaviors can be credited to particular antecedent inflicts, human beings almost universally experience a feeling of being free to perform or abstain from performing any chosen actions at the place of action, hard determinism resolves this paradox by mandating that the feeling of free choice is illusory, whereas soft determinism postulates that such a feeling isn't actually incompatible with causal depictions.

PARADOX OF FREEDOM: "The paradox of freedom essentially states that possessing a right to freedom does not immediately determine that one has such or is in fact free."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PARADOX OF FREEDOM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/paradox-of-freedom/ (accessed November 22, 2020).
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