1. determinism

noun. ['dɪˈtɝːməˌnɪzəm'] (philosophy) a philosophical theory holding that all events are inevitable consequences of antecedent sufficient causes; often understood as denying the possibility of free will.


  • fatalism
  • philosophical theory


  • hereditarianism

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Rhymes with Determinism

  • abolitionism
  • absenteeism
  • absolutism
  • activism
  • adventurism
  • adventurism
  • agrarianism
  • alcoholism
  • altruism
  • amateurism
  • americanism
  • anachronism
  • aneurism
  • anglo-catholicism
  • animism
  • antagonism
  • anthropomorphism
  • anti-catholicism
  • anti-catholicism
  • antidisestablishmentarianism

Sentences with determinism

1. Noun, singular or mass
This debate is usually called the problem of social determinism.

Quotes about determinism

1. Life is like a game of cards. The hand you are dealt is determinism; the way you play it is free will.
- Jawaharlal Nehru

2. All this twaddle, the existence of God, atheism, determinism, liberation, societies, death, etc., are pieces of a chess game called language, and they are amusing only if one does not preoccupy oneself with 'winning or losing this game of chess.
- Marcel Duchamp

3. The assumption of an absolute determinism is the essential foundation of every scientific enquiry.
- Max Planck, The Dilemmas of an Upright Man: Max Planck and the Fortunes of German Science