One of the major topics tackled by Greek philosophy is the existence of free will. Are human beings capable of making choices, or are their choices determined by forces beyond their control?

Thousands of years may have elapsed since the first Greek philosophers posed this question, but we are no closer to a definitive answer than they were.

To the layman, it all appears quite obvious. We are constantly faced with countless choices as we engage with the world around us, and we instinctively believe that our choices are not determined in advance. After all, how is it possible for “determinism” to accurately forecast how we are going to behave or react in any given situation?

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