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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

Meaning of "determinism" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF DETERMINISM

determinism  [dɪˈtɜːmɪˌnɪzəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DETERMINISM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Determinism is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES DETERMINISM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

determinism

Determinism

Determinism is the philosophical position that for every event, including human action, there exists conditions that could cause no other event. "There are many determinisms, depending upon what pre-conditions are considered to be determinative of an event." Deterministic theories throughout the history of philosophy have sprung from diverse and sometimes overlapping motives and considerations. Some forms of determinism can be empirically tested with ideas from physics and the philosophy of physics. The opposite of determinism is some kind of indeterminism. Determinism is often contrasted with free will and moral responsibility. Determinism often is taken to mean causal determinism, which in physics is known as cause-and-effect. It is the concept that events within a given paradigm are bound by causality in such a way that any state is completely determined by prior states. This meaning can be distinguished from other varieties of determinism mentioned below. Other debates often concern the scope of determined systems, with some maintaining that the entire universe is a single determinate system and others identifying other more limited determinate systems.

Definition of determinism in the English dictionary

The definition of determinism in the dictionary is the scientific doctrine that all occurrences in nature take place in accordance with natural laws. Other definition of determinism is the principle in classical mechanics that the values of dynamic variables of a system and of the forces acting on the system at a given time, completely determine the values of the variables at any later time.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DETERMINISM


alpinism
ˈælpɪˌnɪzəm
brominism
ˈbrəʊmɪˌnɪzəm
Calvinism
ˈkælvɪˌnɪzəm
chauvinism
ˈʃəʊvɪˌnɪzəm
cretinism
ˈkrɛtɪˌnɪzəm
Darwinism
ˈdɑːwɪˌnɪzəm
diclinism
ˈdaɪklɪˌnɪzəm
ecofeminism
ˌiːkəʊˈfɛmɪˌnɪzəm
feminism
ˈfɛmɪˌnɪzəm
Hellenism
ˈhɛlɪˌnɪzəm
hyperinsulinism
ˌhaɪpərˈɪnsjʊlɪˌnɪzəm
illuminism
ɪˈluːmɪˌnɪzəm
indeterminism
ˌɪndɪˈtɜːmɪˌnɪzəm
Jainism
ˈdʒaɪˌnɪzəm
Latinism
ˈlætɪˌnɪzəm
Leninism
ˈlɛnɪˌnɪzəm
Philistinism
ˈfɪlɪstɪˌnɪzəm
Stalinism
ˈstɑːlɪˌnɪzəm
strychninism
ˈstrɪknɪˌnɪzəm
vulpinism
ˈvʌlpɪˌnɪzəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DETERMINISM

determinably
determinacy
determinant
determinantal
determinate
determinately
determinateness
determination
determinative
determinatively
determinativeness
determinator
determine
determined
determinedly
determinedness
determiner
determining
determinist
deterministic

WORDS THAT END LIKE DETERMINISM

actinism
albinism
antifeminism
Brahminism
caffeinism
diactinism
economic determinism
griffinism
Jacobinism
libertinism
luminism
male chauvinism
mandarinism
Marxism-Leninism
mechanism
Molinism
Neo-Darwinism
nicotinism
post-feminism
routinism
terminism

Synonyms and antonyms of determinism in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «determinism» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DETERMINISM

Find out the translation of determinism to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of determinism from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «determinism» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

决定
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

determinismo
570 millions of speakers

English

determinism
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

नियतिवाद
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الحتمية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

детерминизм
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

determinismo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নিয়তিবাদ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

déterminisme
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Determinisme
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Determinismus
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

決定論
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

결정론
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Determinisme
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thuyết định mạng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தீர்மானகரமான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

निर्धारकपणा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

determinizm
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

determinismo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

determinizm
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

детермінізм
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

determinism
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ντετερμινισμός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

determinisme
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

determinism
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

determinisme
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of determinism

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DETERMINISM»

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about determinism

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9 QUOTES WITH «DETERMINISM»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word determinism.
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Kevin DeYoung
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.
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Arthur Eddington
It is impossible to trap modern physics into predicting anything with perfect determinism because it deals with probabilities from the outset.
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William Greider
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?
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Susan Griffin
In one sense I feel that my book is a one-woman argument against determinism.
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Georg C. Lichtenberg
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.
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Ken MacLeod
The idea of determinism combined with complete human responsibility struck me as very hard to reconcile with an idea of justice, let alone mercy.
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Jawaharlal Nehru
Life is like a game of cards. The hand you are dealt is determinism; the way you play it is free will.
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Heinz R. Pagels
The world changed from having the determinism of a clock to having the contingency of a pinball machine.
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George W. Romney
Too often we shape our public positions on the basis of our economic connections. That brings us dangerously close to economic determinism.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DETERMINISM»

Discover the use of determinism in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to determinism and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Free Will and Determinism: A Dialogue
"Nicely conceived, very clearly written. . . . A high level of philosophic substance and sophistication." -- David M Mowry, SUNY at Plattsburgh
Clifford Williams, 1980
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A Primer on Determinism
'this book makes a useful contribution to the subject as a whole. It is well worth reading' Dabid Bohm, Dept. of Physics, Birbeck College
John Earman, 1986
3
Freedom and Determinism
A state-of-the-art collection of previously unpublished essays on the topics of determinism, free will, moral responsibility, and action theory, written by some of the most important figures in these fields of study.
Joseph Keim Campbell, Michael O'Rourke, David Shier, 2004
4
Does Technology Drive History?: The Dilemma of Technological ...
These 13 essays explore to what extent, and by what means, a society's technology determines its political, social, economic and cultural forms.
Merritt Roe Smith, Leo Marx, 1994
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Hacking: Digital Media and Technological Determinism
Hacking provides an introduction to the community of hackers and an analysis of the meaning of hacking in twenty-first century societies.
Tim Jordan, 2013
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Freedom, Responsibility, and Determinism: A Philosophical ...
John Lemos "Freedom, Responsibility & Determinism" offers an up-to-date introduction to free will (and associated) debates in an engaging, dialogic format that recommends it for use by beginning students in philosophy as well as by ...
John Lemos, 2013
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Playing God?: Genetic Determinism and Human Freedon
In this updated edition, Ted Peters illuminates the key issues in these debates and continues to make deft connections between our questions about God and our efforts to manage technological innovations with wisdom.
Ted Peters, 2014
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On Determinism and Freedom
Many philosophers maintain that determinism is incompatible with true freedom, while others believe that it represents no threat to our freedom. Ted Honderich argues that there are strong reasons to think both positions wrong.
Ted Honderich, 2005
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Beyond Determinism and Reductionism: Genetic Science and the ...
This new volume in ATF Press's Science and Theology series assesses the impact of genetic science and stem cell research on the Christian understanding of the human person.
Mark Chan, Roland Chia, 2003
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Chance and Determinism in Avicenna and Averroës
This book addresses the issue of determinism in Avicenna and Averroes through an analysis of their views on chance, matter and divine providence.
Catarina Carriço Marques de Moura Belo, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DETERMINISM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term determinism is used in the context of the following news items.
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How Choice And Emotion Can Influence Sexual Orientation
The theories are biological determinism and social determinism. Over the past few decades, however, a third mainstream theory has emerged, ... «The Federalist, Jul 15»
2
PUF, the Magic's Draggin'
But that very determinism is also what makes it very hard to generate random numbers. Beginning programmers learn that you can't simply tell ... «EE Journal, Jul 15»
3
Liberty and Limitation, Will and World
... because it is one of the oldest questions perplexing philosophy, “the relation between free will and determinism,” or choice and necessity. «Rossland Telegraph, Jul 15»
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The euro, theology and values
Such theories usually contain a grain of truth, but religious determinism shouldn't be pushed too far because there are always exceptions. «The Economist, Jul 15»
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Saying One Thing and Doing Another
But all of this determinism is not worth much when France itself keeps funding those who support BDS, support the annihilation of Israel, and ... «Breaking Israel News, Jul 15»
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Evel Economakis proves nominative determinism alive and well in …
Never before has nominative determinism (the cod scientific theory that names can dictate one's destiny) known a greater champion than a ... «The Independent, Jul 15»
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Between the mystic and the oppressed: Hammour Ziada's world …
There is a sense of historical determinism that situated them in a state of slavery. Perhaps they are not to be blamed for their destiny, but Ziada ... «Daily News Egypt, Jul 15»
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Amid division, pope shows us way to more perfect union
When the human person is considered as simply one being among others, the product of chance or physical determinism, then 'our overall ... «LancasterOnline, Jul 15»
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Guest Post: Genetics education, genetic determinism, and the trickle …
In bioethical discussion, it is often debated whether or not some studies espouse genetic determinism. A recent study by Tuomas Aivelo and ... «Practical Ethics, Jul 15»
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The Ontology of Corporatism in Oceania
The fabrication of society as an aspect of technological determinism entails a classification as a division which, at a pragmatic level, denies ... «CounterPunch, Jul 15»

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