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

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conclusion corresponds to a severe failure of determinism in general relativity that cannot be taken lightly in view of the importance in modern cosmology," of accelerating expansion, said his colleagues at the University of Lisbon in Portugal, Vitor Cardoso, JoEo Costa and Kyriakos Destounis, and at Utrecht University, Aron Jansen.
However, when it comes to understanding the complex relationship between free will and determinism one needs to investigate the extent to which the two are mutually exclusive or if they can in fact be compatible.
Followers of Weber later on established a similar path of cultural determinism between faith and democracy, faith and secularism, and of course, faith and violence.
However, I disagree with his last paragraph stating that neither determinism nor free will can be proved to exist.
Instead, Balaguer looks to defeat the arguments for determinism on their own turf--with philosophy and science.
Early-period scholars clearly resisted equating Buddhist causation (dependent origination) with either a "rigid" determinism or a "chaotic" indeterminism, opting for a "middle way" between both.
She argues that, because animals exercise agency, determinism is not true.
It is common for determinists to tout determinism as scientifically proven, or declare that we must accept determinism in order to be scientific, without ever stating precisely what evidence or arguments they believe they have in support of determinism.
More specifically, as I note below, the social elements underlying arguments written off as technological determinism are insufficiently appreciated.
There are three camps in this debate: hard determinism (the belief that there is no free will and that everything that happens has been caused and that we simply act according to a plan), soft determinism (the assumption that causality does not imply compulsion and that our choices are uncompelled because they are willfully acted upon), and indeterminism (this view establishes that genuine freedom requires real choices).
Philosophical perspectives on cause and effect in terms of freedom and determinism have long constituted the axiomatic nucleus of theories of human behavior (Hansen, 2007), provided the theoretical grounds for assignments of moral responsibility (Double, 1997), and provided the foundation for effective counseling practice (Bussolari & Goodell, 2009; Carlson, Watts, & Maniacci, 2006; Ginter, 1996; Goodman, 1998).
According to the author, the book may be read "as a sustained argument against the hegemonies of biological determinism and economic determinism.
When considering a communications processor for a next-generation application such as an eNodeB base station, cost and determinism requirements factor heavily in the decision.
Reading the works of Upton Sinclair, among others, against this polyvalent determinism allows us to see that Sinclair 'moved through both positive and negative naturalistic orientations' (p.