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  1. The definition of” free will “is a separate topic in itself, because throughout the history of philosophy, different thinkers have understood” free will ” very differently. There are also different deterministic views of the world, and in the context of each picture there are different problems of free will.

    In short and in general. The world can be predetermined (determinism) for various reasons (physical/causal determinism, logical determinism, fate, etc.), or not predetermined (indeterminism). Proponents of” incompatibilism ” believe that free will and determinism are incompatible: “rigid determinists” – that the world is predetermined and free will does not exist, “metaphysical libertarians” – that the world is not predetermined and free will exists, and “rigid incompatibilists” – that the existence of free will does not depend on the predestination of the world, for example, in an unspecified world there may not be free will. The “compatibilists” claim that determinism is compatible with free will.

    It can be noted that the existence or non-existence of free will in the context of a particular deterministic or non-deterministic picture of the world is determined by the formulation of what “free will”is.

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