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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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That the result of the choice is already fixed by causal determinism, that the chooser may not succeed in getting what she values, does not diminish the sense in which the actor perceives that she is choosing.
Rather, Jones's responsibility depends upon whether or not causal determinism is true.
A hard determinist might try to defend causal determinism by claiming that, although it doesn't hold on the micro level of subatomic particles, it does hold on the macro level of everyday objects, which is the only level that matters for us.
The reactive attitudes are what anchor moral responsibility; since we have these attitudes, and since they cannot be threatened by causal determinism, causal determinism makes no difference one way or another to our status as responsible creatures.
Chapter 6, "The Direct Argument for Incompatibilism," appeals to examples of preemptive and simultaneous overdetermination (which resemble Frankfurt examples in some respects) to undermine Peter van Inwagen's direct argument for the incompatibility of moral responsibility and causal determinism.
It has also usually been assumed that scientific explanation for human choices rests on the presumption of causal determinism.
The fourth section of the book concentrates on the Stoic view on causal determinism or fate.
given that we cannot be certain that causal determinism is false and
Finally, it deserves remark that the account of emergence presented here in no way presupposes general causal determinism or its denial, and it thus implies the falsity of Karl Popper's contention that "the emergence of hierarchical levels or layers, and of an interaction between them, depends upon a fundamental indeterminism of the physical universe.
This omission is particularly surprising since Schleiermacher sketches an outline, at least implicitly, for a rather creative alternative to eighteenth-century causal determinism.
The first is his handling of Kant's solution to the tension between the freedom of practical reasoning with the causal determinism of the world in which human action occurs.
Given the compatibilist's intuition, the possible existence of breaks in causal determinism is strictly beside the point.