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DETERMINISM, NATURAL

The view that the human will is completely determined by nature, whether heredity, education, or environment or a combination of these. It says, in effect, that the human will is no more free than our physical bodies.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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