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Harry G. Frankfurt, "Freedom of the Will and the Concept of a Person"

  1. According to Frankfurt, which of the following features distinguishes persons from non-persons?
      a. Persons have consciousness.
      b. Persons can feel pain.
      c. Persons have second-order volitions.
      d. Persons are capable of love.
  2. Which of the following statements expresses a second-order volition?
      a. I want to eat the chocolate cake.
      b. I want to want to eat the chocolate cake.
      c. I want to eat the chocolate cake and I want to want to eat the chocolate cake.
      d. I want my desire for the chocolate cake to be effective.
  3. What is it to have free will, according to Frankfurt?
      a. To be able to do what you want to do
      b. To be able to decide between two incompatible courses of action
      c. To have a second-order desire
      d. To be able to will what you want to will
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