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INDETERMINISM

The principle of philosophy which holds that the human will, in some of its acts, is free; that it is not determined absolutely by heredity, education, or environment from outside of a person, nor by ideas, feelings and desires inside of a person. Human beings can, at times, act just as they please irrespective of all other factors except the one factor of their own free will.

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

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