Self-determination is an idea of positive freedom for actions that are up to us. Such actions constitute the essence of free will. Self-determination is concerned with individual freedom. And in ethics it is concerned with one’s self-realization of his/her ultimate freedom with respect to accepting the fact that there are other individuals enjoying their own areas of freedom.

Becoming self-determining is being moral and making rightful decision.The concept of self-determination evolves from the doctrine of determinism that nothing can happen without a cause. In the case of human conduct, humans themselves are the cause of their act. And self-determinist implies someone who makes his or her own choices. Thus, individual’s choices are the cause of their own acts. While it is true that we are strongly influenced by motives and must deliberate between them, in the final analysis we are not necessitated by them either way. In the end, we choose for ourselves.