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16. Persons / G. Free Will / 2. Free Will Theories / a. Fate

[our own efforts are made pointless by determinism]

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We should not refer things to irresponsible necessity, but either to fortune or to our own will [Epicurus]
Sooner follow mythology, than accept the 'fate' of natural philosophers [Epicurus]
When a slave said 'It was fated that I should steal', Zeno replied 'Yes, and that you should be beaten' [Diog. Laertius on Zeno of Citium]
Destiny is only a predisposing cause, not a sufficient cause [Chrysippus]
A dog tied to a cart either chooses to follow and is pulled, or it is just pulled [Hippolytus]
Sloth's Syllogism: either it can't happen, or it is inevitable without my effort [Leibniz]
The human heart has a tiresome tendency to label as fate only what crushes it [Camus]
There once was a man who said 'Damn!... [Sommers,W]