predeterminism


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predeterminism

(ˌpriːdɪˈtɜːmɪnɪzəm)
n
(Philosophy) the belief that everything is predetermined

predeterminism

determinism.
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Examples of these statements could include The initiating causes of behavior lie in the environment and remain there and All viewpoints on the concept of innate behavior amount to one thing: predeterminism or finalism, verging on vitalism (Midgley, 2010).
To claim that God knows everything that will occur in the future with absolute assurance and in minute detail is to fall into predeterminism.
For Smith, the legacy of predeterminism that lingers in German historiography is a phenomenon of the postwar period, and he asserts that the vacillating nature of German Sonderweg historiography is exactly what discredits it now.