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determinism

 [de-ter´mĭ-nizm]
the theory that all phenomena are the result of antecedent conditions, nothing occurs by chance, and there is no free will.

de·ter·mi·nism

(dē-ter'mi-nizm),
The proposition that all behavior is caused exclusively by genetic and environmental influences with no random components, and independent of free will.
[L. determino, to limit, fr. terminus, boundary + -ism]

determinism

/de·ter·min·ism/ (de-ter´mĭn-izm) the theory that all phenomena are the result of antecedent conditions, nothing occurs by chance, and there is no free will.

de·ter·mi·nism

(dē-tĕr'mi-nizm)
The proposition that all behavior is caused exclusively by genetic and environmental influences with no random components, and independent of free will.
[L. determino, to limit, fr. terminus, boundary + -ism]

determinism,

n the notion that events may be predicted and anticipated by knowing the initial conditions and scientific law.

determinism

the theory that all phenomena are the result of antecedent conditions and that nothing occurs by chance.

Patient discussion about determinism

Q. Is it effective to determine the problem? How is the diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy done and is it effective to determine the problem?

A. actually it will come with three common symptoms such as : positive pregnancy, abdominal pain or cramp, and bleeding. if you're happened to feel one of those symptoms, i'll suggest you to go see your ob-gyn specialist, then the doctor will do the physical examination on you, and will confirm the diagnosis with ultrasound.

Q. In which month of pregnancy it's possible to determine gender of the fetus?

A. following marin's question - is there a difference when it comes to twins?

Q. how do i determine what is the right weight i need to be? i know there is a way to calculate it, an equation , what are the parameters in it ?

A. I don't mean to burst any bubbles, but BMI is definitely not a good way to determine what weight you should be. If you considered that a body builder or a professional athlete is considered obese under BMI standards then you would know what I mean. Here is an article about it I found on Medical News Today: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/49991.php

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Indeed, the most threatening version of hard determinism focuses on maximally-complex world-states, such that the entire world-state [W.
Insofar as "Smilansky argues that compatibilism and hard determinism are both true in important ways [and] we need to be partly compatibilists and partly hard determinists" (95), the same would seem to be true of illusionism.
In sum, compatibilism collapses into hard determinism.
What I describe as virtual hard determinism differs from actual hard determinism, which asserts that because determinism is true, everyone lacks the sort of agency that would count as free will or ground moral responsibility.
For, they all allow for the truth of determinism and its compatibility with varying degrees of free will, even that of virtual hard determinism, which is not actually hard determinism because virtually hard determined agents nonetheless retain the potential for liberating behavioral changes, say, upon hearing the Dharma.
In addition, I argue that Repetti misconstrues elements of hard determinism as entailing that the human will has no influence on final outcomes.
In analyzing hard determinism as entailing that agential actions have no impact on final outcomes, it seems that Repetti conflates hard determinism with fatalism.
This is consistent with hard determinism, but not an argument for it.
There is an intuitive sense in which anyone who accepts hard determinism would be pressed in their ethical views either to reject any objective basis for ethics, insofar as hard determinism implies nobody is ever ultimately morally responsible for what they do, or to embrace some form of consequentialism.
Thus, Buddhist aversion to retributivism need not favor hard determinism over soft.
While there are other important ways of distinguishing them, we may capture a core difference in meaning by attributing inevitability to hard determinism and evitability to soft determinism.