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Definition of Determinism


  1. The doctrine that the will is not free, but is inevitably and invincibly determined by motives.

Determinism Quotations

Life is like a game of cards. The hand you are dealt is determinism; the way you play it is free will.
Jawaharlal Nehru

Man is a masterpiece of creation if for no other reason than that, all the weight of evidence for determinism notwithstanding, he believes he has free will.
Georg C. Lichtenberg

Many of us think in terms in parental determinism: 'If I push all the right buttons my kids are going to turn out OK.' I want to instill in myself and my people a wonderful dose, not of carelessness, but of God's sovereignty. He knows the hairs on your kids' heads.
Kevin DeYoung

A profound political question is suddenly on the table: Must the country continue to give precedence to private financial gain and market determinism over human lives and broad public values?
William Greider

The world changed from having the determinism of a clock to having the contingency of a pinball machine.
Heinz R. Pagels
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determinism in Spanish is determinismo
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