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determinism at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


determinism at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [U] the belief that what you do and what happens to you are caused by things that you cannot control// -- deterministic/d[hA366]t[hA362][hA359]m[hA369]n[hA366]st[hA366]k[hA36B] $ -[hA362][hA359]r-/ adj //

determinism at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Theory that all events, incl. human decisions, are completely determined by previously existing causes. The traditional free will problem arises from the question, Is moral responsibility consistent with the truth of determinism? (See compatibilism.) P. S. Laplace framed its classical formulation in the 18th cent. For Laplace, the present state of the universe is the effect of its previous state and the cause of the state that follows it. If a mind, at any given moment, could know all the laws and all the forces operating in nature and the respective positions and momenta of all its components, it could thereby know with certainty the future and the past of every entity.

determinism at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

39 Moby Thesaurus words for "determinism":
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,

determinism at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

[U] (philosophy) the belief that people are not free to choose what they are like or how they behave, because these things are decided by their background, surroundings and other things over which they have no control
deterministic adjective

Determinism at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

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.

determinism at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

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

determinism at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedia » dab=determinism (disambiguation)|determinism



* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /dɪˈtɜː(ɹ)mɪnɪzəm/


Inter: en-noun » s|-
  • Inter: context » ethics The doctrine that all actions are determined by the current state and immutable laws of the universe, with no possibility of choice.
    1. Inter: computin » g The property of having behavior determined only by initial state and input.


      * fatalism


      * indeterminism

      Related terms

      * deterministic

  • non-determinism
  • predeterminism


    Inter: trans-top » notion in ethics
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|determinismus|m
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|determinisme|n
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|determinismi
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|déterminisme|m
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Determinismus|m
  • Greek: Inter: t- » el|Μοιρολατρία|sc=Grek

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Hebrew: דטרמיניזם (determinizm) {{m}}
    • Korean: 결정론 (決定論, gyeoljeongron)
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|детерминизам|m|tr=determinízam
    • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|determinizm|m
    • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|determinizam|m

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » notion in computing
    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * compatibilism Category: w - :Compatibilism|^
    • incompatibilism Category: w - :Incompatibilism|^

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