Metaphysical Thesis of Determinism


Richard Taylor

pp. 76-79

1. What does Taylor state to be the metaphysical thesis of determinism?

2. What concern(s) does Taylor raise in terms of accepting determinism as an explanation for human behavior?

3. According to Taylor where does ultimate responsibility lie for anything that exists?

4. Is everything determined? Is free will really just an illusion? What do you think? Explain.