Followers of Weber later on established a similar path of cultural determinism
between faith and democracy, faith and secularism, and of course, faith and violence.
However, I disagree with his last paragraph stating that neither determinism
nor free will can be proved to exist.
Instead, Balaguer looks to defeat the arguments for determinism
on their own turf--with philosophy and science.
P2) There is no reason to think that this kind of agent-causation is incompatible with determinism
Early-period scholars clearly resisted equating Buddhist causation (dependent origination) with either a "rigid" determinism
or a "chaotic" indeterminism, opting for a "middle way" between both.
It is common for determinists to tout determinism
as scientifically proven, or declare that we must accept determinism
in order to be scientific, without ever stating precisely what evidence or arguments they believe they have in support of determinism
Critiques of technological determinism
suggest the need to ask a number of questions about the dominant stories about print culture.
This discussion of the relativizing of classic christological vocabulary complements, or is complemented by, Yoder's challenge to historical determinism
The last two chapters by Thistlethwaite give the reader important points to ponder on determinism
and freedom, dualism, grace, and community.
The charge of environmental determinism
was leveled at Guns, Germs and Steel by heavyweight professional historians such as William H.
Will we succumb to genetic determinism
, neglecting the role of the environment and undervaluing the human spirit?
Written by a Professor of Philosophy of the University of South Florida, Tampa from 1968 to the present, Marxist Ethics: A Short Exposition is a brief yet scholarly examination of Marxism's moral tenets, from the question of determinism
to the nexus of morality, politics, and arts to the needs and rights of the individual, why mainstream Anglo-American philosophy does not regard Marxism as a moral perspective worthy of note, and much more.