\dɪtˈɜːmɪnˌɪzəm], \dɪtˈɜːmɪnˌɪzəm], \d_ɪ_t_ˈɜː_m_ɪ_n_ˌɪ_z_ə_m]\
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By Noah Webster.
A system of philosophy which denies liberty of action to man, holding that the will is not free, but is invincibly determined by motives; specifically, in the scholastic philosophy, the doctrine that our will is invincibly determined by a providential motive, that is to say by a motive with which divine Providence always furnishes us, so as in our mental deliberations to make the balance incline in accordance with His law. "Determinism.
By Daniel Lyons
The doctrine that motives invincibly determine the will; the doctrine that everything is divinely determined.
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
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S. Smith Stevens
- United States psychologist and psychophysicist who proposed Stevens' power law to replace Fechner's law (1906-1973)