|Determinism, philosophy: the idea that events and mental states occur due to strict laws and are therefore determined in advance. For a prediction one only has to know the environmental conditions. The fact that we do not know if determinism is true is sometimes explained by our incomplete knowledge of the environment. See also indeterminism, strict laws, prediction, probability, probabilism.|
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KantVsDeterminism: action not by rules but by notions of rules - nevertheless: the move in a chess game has its meaning not from knowledge of rules, but from the rules themselves.
Ursprünge der analytischen Philosophie Frankfurt 1992
Wahrheit Stuttgart 1982