Fatalism

[Revised entry by Hugh Rice on November 7, 2014. Changes to: Main text] Though the word "fatalism" is commonly used to refer to an attitude of resignation in the face of some future event or
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[Revised entry by Hugh Rice on November 7, 2014. Changes to: Main text] Though the word "fatalism" is commonly used to refer to an attitude of resignation in the face of some future event or events which are thought to be inevitable, philosophers usually use the word to refer to the view that we are powerless to do anything other than what we actually do. This view may be argued for in various ways: by appeal to logical laws and metaphysical necessities; by...

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