What is another word for free will?

166 synonyms found


[ fɹˈiː wˈɪl], [ fɹˈiː wˈɪl], [ f_ɹ_ˈiː w_ˈɪ_l]

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How to use "Free will" in context?

There is a great deal of talk about "free will" these days, and for good reason. It is one of the most hotly debated concepts in philosophy and theology. It is also one of the most difficult to understand. Defined narrowly, free will is the capacity of an individual to make choices independently of external force or constraint. Widely speaking, free will is more than just this, though. It is also the capacity to act in accordance with one's own freely chosen goals and ideals, irrespective of the consequences. This can be difficult to square with the reality of life, where things happen that our goals and ideals cannot possibly account for.

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