Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Metaph.) One who believes in determinism. Also adj..

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  • noun An advocate of determinism
  • adjective Characteristic of determinism

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

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Examples

  • 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.

    Blogposts | guardian.co.uk

  • 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)

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

    Bloodlust

  • 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)

  • 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)

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

    Bloodlust

  • 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

  • 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

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

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

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