Free Will: Determinism, Compatibilism & Libertarianism


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Which type of freedom is the liberty to accomplish an action without interference from obstacles?

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1. Which type of freedom is the power to choose between opportunities?

2. Which school of thought asserts that man has both circumstantial and metaphysical freedom?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The freedom to act independently is the basis of the concept of free will and is explored in a variety of theories. The quiz and worksheet duo will help you understand each particular theory and recall the details that each seeks to explain concerning the free will of human beings.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These resources will test you on the following:

  • Choice of opportunity
  • Elements of liberty and obstacles
  • Definition of compatibilism
  • Circumstantial and metaphysical freedom
  • Meaning of libertarianism

Skills Practiced

The quiz and worksheet will assess your skills of:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related philosophy lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as compatibilism and libertarianism
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as hard and soft determinism
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about each particular theory on free will

Additional Learning

Review the corresponding lesson, Free Will: Determinism, Compatibilism & Libertarianism, to make certain that you have fully comprehended all of the material. These objectives will be covered within this lesson:

  • Differentiate hard and soft determinism
  • Understand the choice of opportunity
  • Distinguish the different theories on free will
  • Discover different types of freedom
  • Identify the impact that liberty and obstacles have on free will