Why did the Dostoevsky’s Underground Man succumb to inertia (paralysis)? His central conflict seems to be between his ability to exercise free will and the insistence by scientists that his will is determined by his genetic makeup.

Why did the Dostoevsky’s Underground Man succumb to inertia (paralysis)? His central conflict seems to be between his ability to exercise free will and the insistence by scientists that his will is determined by his genetic makeup. Consider the Underground Man’s assertion that that free will can cause paralysis because people are afraid to take […]