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(philosophy) a philosophical theory holding that all events are inevitable consequences of antecedent sufficient causes

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Ockham's razor seems to favor paleo-soft determinism over paleo-compatibilism, (49) insofar as libertarianism rejects scientific determinism and embraces mysterious causation.
The author counters that the answer to scientific determinism is a Christian theological anthropology.
This theory of scientific determinism of this variety held sway during much of the 19th century.
In this exhaustively researched thesis Toolan surveys the cognitive transition forced upon Western culture by the findings of post-Newtonlan physics--that the 19th Century dream of scientific determinism is a delusion.
An alternative response to the determinism challenge is simply to deny that scientific determinism affects humans at all.
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