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determinism definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: (philosophy) a philosophical theory holding that all events are inevitable consequences of antecedent sufficient causes; often understood as denying the possibility of free will

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1846 1. a. a theory or doctrine that acts of the will, occurrences in nature, or social or psychological phenomena are causally determined by preceding events or natural laws b. a belief in predestination 2. the quality or state of being determined determinist noun or adjective deterministic adjective deterministically adverb

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. Philos. the doctrine that all events, including human action, are determined by causes regarded as external to the will. Derivatives: determinist n. deterministic adj. deterministically adv.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Determinism De*ter"min*ism, n. (Metaph.) The doctrine that the will is not free, but is inevitably and invincibly determined by motives. Its superior suitability to produce courage, as contrasted with scientific physical determinism, is obvious. --F. P. Cobbe.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Determinism is the belief that all actions and events result from other actions, events, or situations, so people cannot in fact choose what to do. (FORMAL) I don't believe in historical determinism. N-UNCOUNT: oft adj N

Moby Thesaurus

Calvinism, aftertime, afteryears, by-and-by, course ahead, crystal ball, distant future, election, eventuality, expectation, fatalism, foresight, forward look, future, future tense, futurism, futurity, hereafter, immediate future, immediate prospect, imminence, near future, offing, outlook, posteriority, predestinarianism, predeterminism, prediction, probability, project, prophecy, prospect, the future, the morrow, the sweet by-and-by, time ahead, time just ahead, time to come, tomorrow




 


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