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Freedom and Determinism:
Positions

Determinist
Accepts: All actions are determined.
Indeterminist
Denies: All actions are determined.
Incompatibilist
Accepts: If an action is determined, then it is not free.
Compatibilist
Denies: If an action is determined, then it is not free.

Hard Determinist
Accepts Determinism;
Accepts Incompatibilism;
Denies Freedom
Soft Determinist
Accepts Determinism;
Accepts Compatibilism;
Accepts Freedom
Libertarianism
Accepts Incompatibilism;
Denies Determinism;
Accepts Freedom


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