Free Will

Review the Argument section on p. 9 of Philosophy.
 Choose one of the following text excerpts:
        Ch. 2, p. 28: On Rabbits and Motion
       Ch. 2, p. 33: Free Will Versus Determinism
       Ch. 4, p. 72: Aristotle and Plato on Forms
       Ch. 5, p. 83: Augustine on God and Time
 Write a 350- to 700-word response describing the use of argument and logic in the excerpt that you chose. Complete the following in your response:
       Summarize the excerpt.
       Address how argument and logic are used in the readings.
       Describe the strengths or weaknesses you found.

The excerpt that I chose is Ch.2 p.33: Free Will Versus Determinism. This excerpt talks about determinism, which is the scientific doctrine that all occurrences in nature take place in accordance with natural laws and your choice of free will. It talks about how the behavior of atoms and free will don’t mix. The book says that if one atom does something in circumstance of another atom, the second atom does whatever the first atom does and vice versa. Basically it’s like follow the leader, which is when one does something the other does it as well. Argument and logic are used in this reading by acknowledging that they have to do what the other atom does and why. The argument is when it is free will the things that happen then did not have to happen at all because you have the choice to do it or not. The example at the end of the excerpt about smoking was a good example. I agree with what they said, because me being a smoker and having the free will to do so or not is a strength and weakness at the same time. I say this because yes I chose to smoke at my own free will and yes I can stop at my own free will, but it is hard once you feel like you need them. I know that for me I wake up smoking a cigarette, I have another when I used the restroom, another after I eat, and a few more while doing my homework and another after I finish, and not to mention when I have idle time I...