This assignment explores free will, consciousness and ethics.
Write a 500- to 700-word essay that connects the notions of free will, consciousness, and philosophical ethics. Use the following questions as guides to help you formulate your response:
Do we have free will and if we think we do would it matter if we do not?
Is consciousness something other than matter, or are our conscious thoughts simply predictable as part of a physical system?
How do answers to the first two questions affect judgments regarding right and wrong? In other words are humans responsible agents or not?