To posit a causal relation between print and democracy, then, is what Warner and others have called "technological determinism
." It is a historiographic fallacy, in that "[w]hat have historically become the characteristics of printing have been projected backward as its natural, essential logic" (1990, 9).
, the pre-existence of crime at t0 is not metaphysically problematic, but unless we solve the epistemological problem of conclusively detecting its presence, we are not justified in prepunishing its perpetrator.
Even a version of determinism
that relies on a complex conception of causation may alarm some.
Perhaps the ultimate decision between free will and determinism
is not a matter of philosophy, but resembles religious faith.
There are, she argues, important historically conditioned differences between Stoic and modern forms of determinism
, and the modern issue of the compatibility of free will with determinism
arises neither for the Stoics nor for their ancient critics.
has been clearly defined as the view "that the will is not free but determined by psychical or physical conditions" (Runes, 1962, p.
Overview of the Philosophical Assumptions Underlying the Subjective and Objective Dimensions (Burrell and Morgan, 1979) Objective perspective Subjective perspective Ontology Realism Nominalist Epistemology Positivist Anti-positivist Human Nature Determinism
Voluntarism Methodology Nomothetic Ideographic Table 2.
"Not measured in proportions of breast to waist to hips, [the ideal body constructed in this collection] emerges here, stacked for 'resistance,' 'revision,' 'subversion,' and 'control.'" Even if the representational control this volume celebrates is not always possible, I applaud Bennett, Dickerson, and their contributors for initiating recovery of the Black female body through a great deal of determinism
and a " little bit" of refocusing.
. Is Richard self-motivated, with a mind twisted to match his twisted body, or does an all-powerful god preordain his choices?
One of McBride's major goals in this work is to refute the idea of technological determinism
and demonstrate instead the importance of culture in technological innovation.
His remark appropriately captures the way in which the HGP accentuates biological explanations of the human condition and tends to reinforce the concept of genetic determinism
The purpose of such a personal investigation, particularly regarding rehabilitation counselors, lies in the philosophical principles of free will and determinism
which are generally regarded as the originating sources of contemporary counseling theory (Furlong, 1981).