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de·ter·min·ism

 (dĭ-tûr′mə-nĭz′əm)
n.
The philosophical doctrine that every state of affairs, including every human event, act, and decision, is the inevitable consequence of antecedent states of affairs.

de·ter′min·ist n.
de·ter′min·is′tic adj.
de·ter′min·is′ti·cal·ly adv.

determinism

(dɪˈtɜːmɪˌnɪzəm)
n
1. (Philosophy) Also called: necessitarianism the philosophical doctrine that all events including human actions and choices are fully determined by preceding events and states of affairs, and so that freedom of choice is illusory. Compare free will1b
2. (Philosophy) the scientific doctrine that all occurrences in nature take place in accordance with natural laws
3. (General Physics) the principle in classical mechanics that the values of dynamic variables of a system, and of the forces acting on the system at a given time, completely determine the values of the variables at any later time
deˈterminist n, adj
deˌterminˈistic adj

de•ter•min•ism

(dɪˈtɜr məˌnɪz əm)

n.
1. a doctrine that all facts and events exemplify natural laws.
2. a doctrine that all events have sufficient causes.
[1840–50]
de•ter′min•ist, n., adj.
de•ter`min•is′tic, adj.
de•ter`min•is′ti•cal•ly, adv.

determinism

1. the doctrine that all f acts and events result from the operation of natural laws.
2. the doctrine that all events, including human choices and decisions, are necessarily determined by motives, which are regarded as external forces acting on the will. Also called predeterminism. Cf. fatalism.determinist, n.deterministic, adj.
See also: Philosophy

determinism

The theory that all events are caused, and that there is no free will.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.determinism - (philosophy) a philosophical theory holding that all events are inevitable consequences of antecedent sufficient causes; often understood as denying the possibility of free will
fatalism - a philosophical doctrine holding that all events are predetermined in advance for all time and human beings are powerless to change them
philosophy - the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics
philosophical doctrine, philosophical theory - a doctrine accepted by adherents to a philosophy
Translations
determinismus
determinismi
determinizam
determinizm

determinism

[dɪˈtɜːmɪnɪzəm] Ndeterminismo m

determinism

[dɪˈtɜːrmɪnɪzəm] ndéterminisme m

determinism

determinism

[dɪˈtɜːmɪˌnɪzəm] ndeterminismo

de·ter·mi·nism

n. determinismo, teoría que establece que todo fenómeno influido físico o psíquico está predeterminado y no es influido por la voluntad individual.
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(8) Some middle-period scholars, however, accepted an outright "hard determinism," (9) the view that determinism is true and entails an invariable series of events, entailing that whatever happens is inevitable and that we lack free will.
She also briefly treats hard determinism and hard incompatibilism.
[7] Thompson articulates the perspective of hard determinism in the film.
Finally, he argues, again constructively rather than descriptively since Buddhists do not use these categories, that Buddhists reject free will and moral responsibility, and they advance what he calls a "hard determinism."
I believe that no argument is needed to convince the readers that the so-called "hard determinism," which rules out free will, and hence also independent personal choice, is incompatible with PEL.
Thus, the Merovingian becomes the voice for hard determinism in the face of Neo's libertarian position on free will and the Oracle's tenseless time.
147) and hard determinism is common for Schopenhauer's saint (who is characterized by self-hatred) as well as for Nietzsche's superman (who is characterized by self-love).
This theory is superior to hard determinism in that it fits better with our scientific and commonsense beliefs.
Philosophy is divided into three basic categories on the question of free will: (1) free will (indeterminism); (2) determinism, which is subdivided into compatibilism (soft determinism), and incompatibilism (hard determinism); and (3) Libertarianism.(6) Representing the opposite ends of the spectrum are a belief in total free will on one end, and belief in determinism (external causation), on the other.(7)
(83) However, this passage arguably does support the Buddha's rejection of hard determinism, by implication, in that hard determinism entails an interpretation of inevitability that undermines the sort of proximal agency the Buddha seemed to be discussing in rejecting fatalism and that is sufficient for moral responsibility.
Instead, Goodman outlines how the Buddha's teachings support hard determinism, in which (what we conventionally think of as) individuals are not ultimately responsible for their actions, and all is governed by a "karmic law" that resembles other laws of nature.
Siderits argues that (1) and (2) are conventionally true and entail libertarianism, and (3) and (4) are ultimately true and entail hard determinism ("Buddhism").