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the theory that all phenomena are the result of antecedent conditions, nothing occurs by chance, and there is no free will.
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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]
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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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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:

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By focusing on a selection of Leibniz's work that covers significant historical breadth, Mormino effectively makes available to readers a new perspective on the evolution of Leibniz's thinking and the debt he owes to Hobbes's necessitarianism.
The problem here, as we see it, is that Cairns' constant invocation of reality, even "massive reality,"1az slips into what might be called "demographic necessitarianism": he assumes that certain demographic trends are inevitably moving society in a particular direction and that if Aboriginal peoples do not comply, then they risk placing themselves "on the wrong side of history"1a3 because "[o]urs is an urban civilization."1aa In this sense, Cairns is fatalistic.
(51) A particularly significant strand of this tradition is found in the attempt of the Franciscans Duns Scotus and William of Ockham to overcome the perceived moral determinism or necessitarianism of Aristotle and his followers, including in particular Albertus Magnus and Aquinas.
Some contemporary philosophers argue that the PSR entails necessitarianism and thus conflicts with the intuition that things could have been otherwise.
As an expression of "ultimate religious mystery" based on the poet's recognition "that necessitarianism explained nothing in the ultimate sense," "The Rime," for Boulger, discloses "the uneasy Christian skepticism that has been with us since Newton and Kant" (Boulger 444, 451; my emphasis).
In short, Griffin argues that Leibniz endorsed necessitarianism, the view according to which everything that can happen does happen.
Al-Ghazali upholds the contingency of the world against the necessitarianism of Avicenna.
The book begins with metaphysical themes, including discussions of the basics of Spinoza's ontology, specific details of his monism, and an affirmation of his necessitarianism. Themes in the human realm follow.
Confronting the threat of a Spinozistic necessitarianism, Leibniz insists that not all possible substances are compossible--that they can't all be instantiated together--and thus that not all possible worlds are compossible--that they can't all be instantiated together.
Given the proposed commitment to the thesis that for any truth at all, that truth will have a truthmaker, we have attributed to Leibniz a variety of truthmaker necessitarianism. (109) Accordingly, since for Leibniz all true, genuinely intrinsic predications are made true by the creature itself, all such predications are necessary.
Against recent arguments to the contrary, the paper maintains that this is the case even given necessitarianism about natural laws (Wilson 2005).
Armstrong has defended a version of truthmaker necessitarianism, the doctrine that truths necessitate truthmakers.