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  • As Buckle correctly noted, a powerful motive for resisting deter - ministic or scientifically orientated conceptions of his - torical development has been the conviction that their acceptance is inconsistent with a belief in human free will and responsibility.

    CAUSATION IN HISTORY

  • That is, most biologists adhere to a deter - ministic view of phenomena but assume that a large number of small deterministic effects that cannot and need not be analyzed, give an apparent indeterminacy to phenomena at a higher level.

    BIOLOGICAL MODELS

  • At times a mechanistic or deter ministic theory of causation is held applicable to the whole of nature, including man.

    CAUSATION IN LAW

  • In fact, it makes no sense to request a deter - ministic account of action.

    FREE WILL AND DETERMINISM

  • But such a line of development would not be deter - ministic.

    DETERMINISM IN HISTORY

  • When seeking inductively based laws of historical development, Toynbee treated civilizations as deter - ministic systems, each of which necessarily passes through the stages described above.

    DETERMINISM IN HISTORY

  • Various renewal ideologies, because of their deter - ministic and cyclical nature, proved to be incompatible with the Judeo-Christian conception of time and his - tory moving in a linear and irrepeatable direction and with the assumptions about man's genuine, if limited, freedom to make history.

    REFORMATION

  • Such views as that a given system of things in the universe is deterministic, or that a given set of events falls within a deterministic system, will hereafter be referred to as “special determinist doctrines,” by con - trast with universal determinism or the doctrine that every event in the universe falls within some deter - ministic system.

    DETERMINISM IN HISTORY

  • Opinions differ widely on how far progress is necessary or contingent, and even those who on the whole favored a deter - ministic interpretation were by no means committed to the view that the future of man is taken entirely out of his hands.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • Atomistic materialism had been a school of Greek speculation but, as we have seen in the case of Epicurus, carried no necessarily deter - ministic implications.

    FREE WILL IN THEOLOGY

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