Blatchford part 2 “A Defense of Hard Determinism

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6.Suppose that Blatchford is wrong in claiming that a person’s actions are entirely determined by his heredity and environment. One possibility is that there is a degree of randomness in human action: that there is more than one possible choice for a person with a specified heredity and environment in a particular situation and that it is a matter of chance which of the possible choices he or she will make. What would Blatchford probably say about a choice that is to this degree random, and do you think he would be right? Is there any further alternative besides complete determination by heredity and environment, or partial determination plus a degree of randomness? 

7.What is Blatchford deterministic view?

8. Why does he claim that a person is entirely determined by heredity and enviroment?


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