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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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determinism

The theory that all events are caused, and that there is no free will.
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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
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Translations
determinismus
determinismi
determinizam
determinizm

determinism

[dɪˈtɜːmɪnɪzəm] Ndeterminismo m
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determinism

[dɪˈtɜːrmɪnɪzəm] ndéterminisme m
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determinism

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determinism

[dɪˈtɜːmɪˌnɪzəm] ndeterminismo
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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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References in classic literature ?
His creed of determinism was such that it almost amounted to a vice, and quite amounted, on its negative side, to a renunciative philosophy which had cousinship with that of Schopenhauer and Leopardi.
A number of the contributors to Agent of Change join the battle of technological determinism, mainly in defense of Eisenstein's work.
METAPHYSICAL LIBERTARIANISM (hereafter ML) is the doctrine that human beings possess free will, that free will is incompatible with determinism, and that determinism is false.
Reading the works of Upton Sinclair, among others, against this polyvalent determinism allows us to see that Sinclair 'moved through both positive and negative naturalistic orientations' (p.
Source: "The Value of Believing in Free Will: Encouraging a Belief in Determinism Increases Cheating," by Kathleen Vohs and Jonathan Schooler, Psychological Science (January 2008).
The emergence of cheating comes from various reasons, this paper is supposed to make an objective, systematic and dialectic analysis basing on Albert Bandura's reciprocal determinism. (Contains 1 figure.)
The next section presents Yoder's critique of historical determinism. These sections focus two dimensions of the theologizing that enabled Yoder to say that the schism "did not have to be." The concluding section of the paper introduces a further argument from Yoder concerning approaches to ecumenical conversation and offers some initial suggestions about future theologizing.
In so doing, we enact the dictates of biological determinism without ever considering their merit.
Balancing privacy and openness was therefore the architect's principal challenge in a design process that investigated the relationship between spatial determinism and freedom of use.
Among his perspectives are origins, naturalism, design extraterrestrials, social Darwinism, sociobiology, and freedom and determinism.
The book begins by discussing an assortment of topics: the ethics of Aristotle, Kant, and Levinas, analytic philosophy, freedom, artificial intelligence, Sigmund Freud, social determinism, the importance of language, and narcissism.