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Was it right to give him the liver? Or should someone else who needed a new liver because of an inherited liver disease have been given priority over Mantle? How does your position in the determinism versus free will debate inﬂuence your answers to these questions? *7. Discuss how our current government policies toward vulnerable populations such as the homeless, children, prisoners, and families living in poverty are inﬂuenced by a philosophical view of human behavior as free or determined. If you are doing community service work, illustrate your answer using examples from your service.
4. German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche asked us to imagine what sort of life we would create for ourselves if we knew that it would be repeated over and over again for the rest of eternity. This is known as the theory of eternal recurrence. Nietzsche described it as follows: “What if, some day or night a demon were to steal after you into your loneliest loneliness and say to you: ‘This life as you now live it and have lived it, you will have to live once more and innumerable times more; and there will be nothing new in it, but every pain and every joy and every thought and sign and everything unutterably small or great in your life will have to return to you, all in the same succession and sequence—even this spider and this moonlight between the trees, and even this moment and I myself.
The belief that human behavior is determined has also inﬂuenced how we treat people who commit crimes. ”22 More and more people, he writes, are saying “I couldn’t help myself” to avoid taking responsibility for their actions. Excuses such as “battered woman syndrome,” “Super Bowl Sunday syndrome,” “adopted child syndrome,” “black rage syndrome,” “the Twinkies defense,” and “‘pornography made me do it’ syndrome” have all been used in court cases. So, when, if ever, are we responsible for our actions?