But, as in all the preceding history, God left to man the exercise of his free-will.
How can we talk of liberty so long as this grave problem of free-will is not solved?
Can he not determine to do certain things on the condition that the creature uses his free-will in a certain way, if he pleases?
There is a similar confusion about necessity and free-will, and about the state of the soul after death.
You see what free-will enables one to do; while imposition would make a light burden heavy.'
Apart from sins and virtues she perceives two things—caprice and free-will.
He mutters something about fate and free-will, and walks off with the billet-doux.
The human doctrine of free-will, and of our own ability, is futile.
So that one may say, without contradiction, that determinism envelops the world, and that free-will constitutes it.
Now, do you suppose that any mother, of her own free-will, would have a daughter like me?
The ability to choose, think, and act voluntarily. For many philosophers, to believe in free will is to believe that human beings can be the authors of their own actions and to reject the idea that human actions are determined by external conditions or fate. (See determinism, fatalism, and predestination.)