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What is determinism in philosophy?


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Determinism is simply the view that everything is determined.

Specifically, our actions are determined by causal influences rather than randomness.

Determinism contrasts to free will, and many interpret this as saying that in theory if we had access to every single influence and cause there had ever been that could impact on your decisions then we would be able to know what you would do.

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