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predeterminism

Line breaks: pre|de¦ter¦min|ism
Pronunciation: /ˌpriːdɪˈtəːmɪnɪz(ə)m
 
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Definition of predeterminism in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The belief that all events, including human actions, are established or decided in advance: frequently, fantasy novels have a feeling of predeterminism to them
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  • For all the manipulation of history which occurs in The Plot to Save Socrates, the characters all have a strong sense of predeterminism.
  • It almost appears as if his story's rejection of faith is also, ironically, an espousal of predeterminism.
  • Although paleontology plays a large role in the novel, Swanwick seems to be more concerned with cause-and-effect, paradoxes, and predeterminism.

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