Between Chance and Choice: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Determinism

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Harald Atmanspacher, Robert Bishop
Imprint Academic, 2002 - Philosophy - 527 pages
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Are choice and free will possible in a world governed by deterministic fundamental equations? What sense would determinism make if many events and processes in the world seem to be governed by chance? These and many other questions emphasize the fact that chance and choice are two leading actors on stage whenever issues of determinism are under discussion.
 

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Contents

Preface
1
Perspectives on Scientific Determinism
33
Determinism Is Ontic Determinability Is Epistemic
49
Determinism Internalism and Objectivity
75
Hidden Determinism Probability and Times Arrow
89
TimeSpace Dilations and StochasticDeterministic Dynamics
115
Transitions from Deterministic Evolution
149
The Complementary Roles of Chance and Lawlike Elements
189
A Quantum Mechanical Look at Time Travel and Free Will
293
What is Determinism?
309
Determinism Chance and Freedom
339
Free Will Determinism and Indeterminism
371
Agency and Soft Determinism
407
Rethinking Determinism in Social Science
425
Time Information and Determinism in Psychology
469
Eastern Determinism Reconsidered
485

Does Chance Make a Difference?
209
On Causal Inference in Determinism and Indeterminism
237
Joseph Berkovitx
279
Contributors
513
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