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1. Determinism is a Weltanschauung or worldview that holds all processes of inanimate and animate nature, together with human acts, to be causally conditioned. In other words, inorganic, organic, cultural, and psychic life presents a tight succession of cause and effect. Between causes and effects, therefore, no objective undetermined, random uncaused moment can be introduced, and this in principle. Therefore nat…

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Grätzel, Stephan, “Determinism”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 09 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223

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