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Essay Galaxy - Philosophy 2 #2 Explain how Augustine’s conception of freedom relates to compatibilism and to freedom in the sense of autonomy.

According to Augustine, “Human beings are endowed with a power that he calls the will.” He emphasizes the will to being the center of freedom. Unlike other philosophers, who are determinists, Augustine, who has a libertarian view, sees our will as free choice. So for whatever we may choose to do, we become solely responsible for our actions which are caused by external factors instead of internal ones. From a determinism perspective, there is a order called the casual chain, where at the time that a choice is made, the state of mind and or characteristic of a person may have is the cause of a previous condition and eventually links back before the person’s life. Augustine does not believe that our ch....

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