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  • n. An advocate of determinism
  • adj. Characteristic of determinism

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who believes in determinism. Also adj..

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who supports or favors determinism.
  • Relating to the doctrine of determinism.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. anyone who submits to the belief that they are powerless to change their destiny


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  • Since the quantum revolution there really aren't any Laplacian determinists around any more, but if "physical determinist" is meant in this way, then all of your statements about rats becoming determined to turn right or left are simply wrong, because everything about their behavior has always been determined.

    Bunny and a Book

  • As an example of misplaced scientific certainty Winston said the traditional "determinist" approach to genetics was proving to be too simplistic.

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  • And often Zola had to intervene quite heavily in his own novels to pull his determinist theories off.

    Zola and Naturalism « Tales from the Reading Room

  • They turn history into a determinist chain of events; they look back to find a cause and leap to the conclusion, Aha!


  • This approach is valid but remakes history into a determinist schema: what happened had to happen.


  • He was later invited by a prof I had (who had been kicked out of Bethel years before Piper got my other prof friend kicked out of Bethel) to debate his determinist missiology but Piper declined at the last minute.

    News to Me « Unknowing

  • He was tacitly, if not even explicitly, a determinist.

    Libertarian Redistribution, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Lloyd is influenced by what he sees as the intersection between the materialist/biological determinist point of view and the religious/spiritual point of view, and the way in which those two competing yet interrelated perspectives manifest across our personal and collective narratives.

    Bill Bush: The Secrets of Symbols: This Artweek.LA (November 28 - December 4, 2011)

  • The idea that transsexual women cannot construct themselves as female is dangerous; it locks us into a gender determinist position where people are seen as being unable to change.

    Gender Politics

  • The modern determinist gods are heredity, environment, and culture.

    Getting Godless


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