determinism definition

  • noun:
    • The philosophical doctrine that each situation, including every peoples event, work, and choice may be the inescapable consequence of antecedent states of affairs.
    • The doctrine that actions are dependant on the existing condition and immutable guidelines of the world, without any probability of choice.
    • The property of experiencing behavior determined just by initial condition and input.
    • The doctrine that will is not no-cost, it is inevitably and invincibly dependant on motives, preceding occasions, and normal guidelines.
    • a phrase invented, by Sir William Hamilton to denote the doctrine of the necessitarian philosophers, who hold that man's actions tend to be uniformly decided by motives acting upon his character, which he has perhaps not the power to decide on to behave within one means so long as he prefers generally to behave in another way.
    • overall, the doctrine that whatever is or takes place is entirely based on antecedent factors; the doctrine that science of phenomena consists in linking them with the antecedent conditions of their presence.
    • (viewpoint) a philosophical concept holding that most events tend to be inescapable effects of antecedent enough reasons; often comprehended as doubting the likelihood of no-cost will

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