determinist


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Synonyms for determinist

anyone who submits to the belief that they are powerless to change their destiny

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There was a gap in the literature concerning how technological determinist assumptions may influence the actual practice of educational technology leadership.
Ultimately, Perreiah doesn't agree with the criticisms Valla made in his Dialectical Disputations, that is, "words and grammar of a language constitute the concepts that they express"--essentially a linguistic determinist conception of thought, language and reality (60).
Importantly, biological determinist approach conceptualizes sex-differentiated roles not only as 'naturally given' but also as largely unchangeable (Coltrane, 1994; Brandser, 1996).
Today, religion is one among a milieu of facets which constitute historical causation and historical change, important but not determinist. Indeed, no single facet is given the determinist status.
One must reject the determinist position that any two states with common problems will always remain at odds with each other.The historical evidence from other parts of the world is very different.
It then follows in determinist fashion that the enclosure and improvement of agriculture based on capitalist agriculture increased the size of the wage-labour force and cut the cost of food to sustain such labour.
In summary, Marwick argues against the techno-determinist view but falls into the trap of a design(er) determinist view.
Parker cautions against becoming a climatic determinist and he isn't in the business of identifying neat and tidy causality, but his book makes one wonder if there was some 'fatal synergy' between natural and human chaos between 1618 and the 1680s.
Or maybe it comes from the terrain that the country occupies, one that naturally encourages bravado, as a geographical determinist might claim.
"I'm not an optimist and I'm not a pessimist -- I'm a determinist! I get stuff done!" And what he's doing is bringing original music back to Cyprus, with a gig that will feature three bands whose focus is on performing music they have written themselves.
In fairness to Libet, it should be noted that he is not a determinist, and this is not his own interpretation of his results.
Yet, as Bolger notes, prehistory archaeologists must continue to counter "essentialist narratives." Because inequality in the profession minimizes women's roles in prehistoric societies, she says, gender and feminism are not yet integral in the discipline as challenges to biological determinist and androcentric interpretations of the past.
Coming Community College (N.Y.) professor and author Gregg Caruso's latest book, "Free Will and Consciousness: A Determinist Account of the Illusion of Free Will" was nominated for the 2013 American Philosophical Association Book Prize.
The first problem is often called the "source" or "ultimate origination" problem: even though our wills play a causal role in the outcomes of our lives, if the constitution and origination of our wills are causally determined by factors over which we have no control, says the hard determinist, our wills are not truly "ours." As Robert Kane puts it,