Topic/instructions: Write a short journal essay of 350 – 400 words. This journal is due by no later than 11:30 pm on Sunday, 12/13.
Consider the video with Marcus du Sautoy that we saw in class on 12/8. To see it again, here’s the link: https://vimeo.com/106089707
After watching the video and thinking about what we have learned about free will and determinism, are you more convinced that determinism (about human nature) is true? Or do you think that determinism is not true, and that we have real free will? Be sure to explain your position! As you write your journal, it might be a good idea to think about incorporating the idea of compatibilism, and/or perhaps some ideas from the Sartre material that we have discussed.
Making references: If you make a specific references, then just make an in-text, parenthetical page reference, such as: (Solomon, 201).
Submitting your journal here on Blackboard: First click on where is says ‘Journal 5’ above. After this, scroll down to ‘Assignment Submission’, and click on where it says ‘Write Submission.’ A text box pops up, and then you either type your journal directly in the space, or copy/paste your journal into the space.
After putting your journal in that text space, you can either click on ‘Save as Draft’, or ‘Submit.’ If you click on ‘Save as Draft’, it means you have saved a draft of your journal in that space on Blackboard – you can come back to Blackboard later and continue to work on it. Also, do note that I cannot see the journal when you have clicked on ‘Save as Draft.’ If you put your journal in the text space and then click on ‘Submit,’ then the journal is submitted to me, and I can see it.
I would like you to put your journal directly into the space as described in the preceding paragraphs. Also, do not email your journal to me.