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determinism


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  determinism 
  n  :  a  philosophical  doctrine  holding  that  all  events  are 
  inevitable  consequences  of  antecedent  sufficient  causes; 
  often  understood  as  denying  the  possibility  of  free  will 




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