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David Hume, "Of Liberty and Necessity"

  1. What is Hume's diagnosis of the debate about liberty and necessity?
      a. The debate rests on a terminological confusion.
      b. The debate is impossible to resolve.
      c. The debate fails to consider relevant scientific evidence.
      d. The debate is easily resolved in favor of those who don't believe in liberty.
  2. According to Hume, why do people think that their actions cannot be the result of any sort of necessity?
      a. Because people think there is no such thing as true necessity
      b. Because people think that God gave humans liberty
      c. Because people don't feel any connection between their motives and their actions
      d. Because people aren't aware of the circumstances that cause them to have the motives they have
  3. According to Hume, how ought we to understand liberty?
      a. As a power of acting or not acting, according to the determinations of the will
      b. As a power to act in the way we most desire to act
      c. As a power to act so that a law of nature would have been rendered false
      d. As a power of taking one fork rather than another in the garden of forking paths
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