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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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Dummett, Michael
 
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Determinism I 149
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.

Du I
M. Dummett
Urspr√ľnge der analytischen Philosophie Frankfurt 1992

Du III
M. Dummett
Wahrheit Stuttgart 1982


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