soft determinism

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  • determinism — also known as soft determinism and championed by Hume, is a theory which holds that free will and determinism are compatible. According to Hume, free will should not be understood as an absolute ability to have chosen differently under exactly… …   Mini philosophy glossary

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  • Dickinson S. Miller — (October 7, 1868–November 13, 1963) worked with many world renowned philosophers, including William James, George Santayana, John Dewey, Edmund Husserl, and Ludwig Wittgenstein.[1] Contents 1 Biography 2 Free will as involving determination …   Wikipedia

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  • free will — The problem is to reconcile our everyday consciousness of ourselves as agents, with the best view of what science tells us that we are. Determinism is one part of the problem. It may be defined as the doctrine that every event has a cause. More… …   Philosophy dictionary

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