This is an altogether too familiar scenario. One that almost all of us have encountered and have responded to. For some of us we hit the snooze button on our alarms or, for those stranger creatures, the dismiss button. Either way we are faced with a choice. Wake up, snooze, or sleep the day away? According to Jean-Paul Sartre that is where our free will comes in to play: through the choices we make. In my group we discussed this idea of Sartre's. Do the choices we make really represent our free will or are the results of those choices already mapped out?
Sartre argued that our free will comes in the form of these choices we make. Yet, isn't it possible that all of our decisions are predestined? Or maybe the "choices" we are making are fueled by "chains." For instance, when I hit my alarm clock before work I am choosing to wake up, yes. However, do I really have the free will to decide not to go to work considering the repercussions?