If we don't have free will, can we be held responsible for our actions because they are deterministic? And if we can't be held responsible does that mean that evil exists?

  • Evil is a choice, if everything is determined there would be no evil. No good either. – Conifold Nov 7 '20 at 21:34
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    Is it possible to held responsible for evil choices even if we don't have free willl? – moh abdi Nov 8 '20 at 0:06
  • How would the "holding" happen when everything is already predetermined, and where would the "choices" come from in the first place? Can game characters moved by a computer program on a monitor hold each other responsible? – Conifold Nov 8 '20 at 0:17
  • So essentially, the theistic motivation for needing free will to exist is that if we don't have free will, God is responsible for the existence of evil? – moh abdi Nov 8 '20 at 0:18
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    This is a site for philosophy questions, not for doing HW. You'll have to guess on your own what your teacher had in mind from the class context. Or give an unexpected answer and defend it to him/her. – Conifold Nov 8 '20 at 0:38

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