Mark Bernstein

in The Oxford Handbook of Free Will

Published in print March 2005 | ISBN: 9780195178548
Published online September 2009 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Philosophy


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This article begins by briefly defining fatalism and explaining why characterizing fatalism as a conceptual or logical thesis is misleading. It then addresses some common misunderstandings about fatalism, and compares the theses of fatalism and determinism. This is followed by discussions of arguments for fatalism, fatalism and logic, and theological fatalism.

Keywords: determinism; logic; theological fatalism; conceptual thesis

Article.  8097 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy ; Metaphysics

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