determinism

[ US /dɪˈtɝməˌnɪzəm/ ]
[ UK /dɪtˈɜːmɪnˌɪzəm/ ]
NOUN
  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
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How To Use determinism In A Sentence

  • His system admits no contradiction between free will and determinism, the God of philosophy and that of the Quran.
  • To gain a richer understanding of the problem of holism we must therefore distinguish it from the problem of determinism.
  • Notice that in this case we will have a violation of the doctrine of determinism, and indeed determinism might be expressed simply as the thesis that nothing ever occurs by mere hap.
  • Bohr may be thought to have got perilously close to this when he suggested that complementarity could shed light on the age-old question of determinism and free will in relation to human nature.
  • Part one traces the tracks of environmental determinism and points out its political orientation.
  • If you really were persuaded of determinism, the hope would collapse.
  • The deterministic aspect of divine rule in Daniel is of one piece with divine determinism that permeates the Bible - and that appears to be a theological datum.
  • Searle's picture leaves open the possibility of free will, defined here in contradistinction to determinism.
  • He superposes on the determinism of physical phenomena the indeterminism of human actions, and, consequently, on time-length a time in which there is invention, creation, true succession. Evolution créatrice. English
  • Ferber's brief description of the African American woman, Princess, who performs domestic work for Fannie, reinforces both racial biologism and environmental determinism.
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