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Meaning of DETERMINISM

Pronunciation:  di'turmu`nizum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a philosophical doctrine holding that all events are inevitable consequences of antecedent sufficient causes; often understood as denying the possibility of free will
 

DETERMINISM is a 11 letter word that starts with D.

 

 See Also: fatalism, philosophical doctrine, philosophical theory

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: aftertime, afteryears, by-and-by, Calvinism, 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, tomorrow
 

 

 

 

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