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Theory that all is absolutely determined by causes that lie outside of itself; opposed to indeterminism,* which declares man's will to be free. Forms of determinism include theological (as in Calvinism*), mechanical (as in materialism*), fatalistic (see Fatalism), economic (see Marx, Karl Heinrich), and others.

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