Examples from the Web for determinism
And yet, think you the partisans of the kinetic theory are adversaries of determinism?
The enormous change was that determinism had been transferred from ends to means; and indeterminism from means to ends.The Philosophy of Spinoza|Baruch de Spinoza
Rationally conceived they are not only consonant with Determinism, but each of them implies it.
Determinism cannot alter or regulate the consequences of actions, it can only indicate their causes and their results.
So far I concede the Libertarian contention as to the demoralising effect of Determinism, if held with a real force of conviction.The Methods of Ethics|Henry Sidgwick
British Dictionary definitions for determinism
Word Origin and History for determinism
1846, in theology (lack of free will); 1876 in general sense of "doctrine that everything happens by a necessary causation," from French déterminisme, from German Determinismus, perhaps a back-formation from Praedeterminismus (see determine).