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Explain how Descartes view of freedom may or may not go against our contemporary understanding of freedom.

Write a 500 to 750-word essay responding to the following prompt. On marginal pages 57-58 of Meditation Four, Descartes discusses freedom. He explains that the more inclined he is to a particular choice or decision the more free he is. Provide an explanation of his position. This view of freedom seems to go against our contemporary understanding of freedom. Explain how Descartes view of freedom may or may not go against our contemporary understanding of freedom. (To clarify this possible difference, consider whether you would feel most free to choose when you have a multitude of choices or only a few choices when making a decision.) Do you agree with Descartes? Why or why not? Book: Rene Descartes Meditations on First philosophy