Determinism

Definition of Determinism

De`ter´min`ism
n.1.(Metaph.) The doctrine that the will is not free, but is inevitably and invincibly determined by motives, preceding events, and natural laws.
Its superior suitability to produce courage, as contrasted with scientific physical determinism, is obvious.
- F. P. Cobbe.

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