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Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Indeterminism'

Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Indeterminism'

Indeterminism is the concept that events (certain events, or events of certain types) are not caused deterministically (cf. causality) from prior events.

Generalized from this concept, indeterminism is also a philosophical position that maintains that any form of determinism is incorrect because it is ultimately metaphysical —ie. events in reality are not (according to total indeterminism) related by causality. Indeterminism argues that there are many events which do not correspond with any determinism (and therefore are either uncaused, or caused in a manner that the corresponding form of determinism does not allow). While metaphysical determinism rules out chance, theorizing that becoming is only by necessity, scientifical indeterminism sees alternating between chance and necessity, where the first is cause and change, and the second maintains the unchanged or static.

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