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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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Nagel, Thomas
 
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Determinism McGinn I 135
McGinn: Untraceability : wants to recognize the special status of the free will to which the the failure of domestication seems to point. We should accept things as indefinable and reasonable by themselves. Free players are then an independent ontological category. (Thomas Nagel, Galen Strawson).

Nagel II 49
Determinism/ethics/Nagel: there is also responsibility in deterministic actions when the determination is intrinsic - actions that are determined by nothing are incomprehensible.

N I
Th. Nagel
Das letzte Wort Stuttgart 1999

N II
Th. Nagel
Was bedeutet das alles? Stuttgart 1990

N III
Th. Nagel
Die Grenzen der Objektivität Stuttgart 1991

McG I
C. McGinn
Die Grenzen vernünftigen Fragens Stuttgart 1996

McG II
C. McGinn
Wie kommt der Geist in die Materie? München 2001


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