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determinism

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Philosophy
determinismde‧ter‧min‧is‧m /dɪˈtɜːmənɪzəm $ -ɜːr-/ noun [uncountable]  RPthe belief that what you do and what happens to you are caused by things that you cannot controldeterministic /dɪˌtɜːməˈnɪstɪk◂ $ -ɜːr-/ adjective
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determinismBut strong biological determinism flies in the face of experience.Perhaps even more than Althusser, Foucault represents a decisive move away from economic determinism.The necessary order in the historical determinism of Karl Marx is in the contingencies.Elite theorists, therefore, stand as something of a half-way house' between Marxist determinism and pluralist voluntarism.These problems of determinism have been discussed over the centuries.We shall see how this affects the question of determinism in these theories.Let us see how physical determinism is to be interpreted in terms of phase space.Despite their determinism, the behaviors generated look extremely random.
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