The young man in Sartre's essay

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February 3, 2019
Philosophy: How would Frankfurt explain the choice facing the young man in Sartre’s essay?
The young man in Sartre's essay is faced with a dilemma whether to join the military and
avenge his brother's death or to stay with his mother and keep her company since he is her only
remaining purpose of living. This dilemma is what Sartre presents and Frankfurt tries to explain
whether the young man will actually act out of his own free will or he does not have that
capacity as per the theory compatibilitism.
Frankfurt locates freedom as being solely within the self and decisions are not influenced
by the past unlike in Sartre's proposition where one's choices are under many influences that it is
hard to determine freewill. This young man has two options to choose from all of which have
consequences.
Going to war will surely impact her mother very much emotionally and it will not be a
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