Definition of Determinism
Example of Determinism
- American English – /di-tUHR-muh-niz-uhm/
- British English – /di-tUHR-mi-ni-zuhm/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /dɪˈtɜrməˌnɪzəm/
- British English – /dɪˈtəːmɪnɪz(ə)m/
- Plural: determinisms
- Determinism is defined here as a broad term that covers a continuum of ideas such as biological determinism, economic determinism, and social determinism.
- Not to be confused with reductionism.
- A (noun) determinist uses (adjective) deterministic logic to (adverb) deterministically or (adverb) determinately explain complex social phenomena.
- Word origin of “determinism” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “determinism.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved January 28, 2023 (https://sociologydictionary.org/determinism/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
determinism. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/determinism/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “determinism.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed January 28, 2023. https://sociologydictionary.org/determinism/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“determinism.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 28 Jan. 2023. <https://sociologydictionary.org/determinism/>.