Determinist


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Determinist

A person subscribing to the theory that economic occurrences are caused directly by other occurrences, and that economic agency by individuals plays little or no role. For example, determinism holds that a company's success occurs because social and economic pressures cause its products to be demanded, and not because of any marketing strategy its management devises. Determinism is associated with Karl Marx, who believed in the importance of historical analysis in explaining economic phenomena. However, some Marxist analysts deny that Marx taught economic determinism.
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Having discussed the social and cultural construction of sex/gender, it is important to further identify some obvious implications or problems that emerged from the traditional or biological determinist view of sex.
Buddhist-FW shares elements of deflated-FW and naive-FW and is consistent with my earlier soft determinist trifurcation: virtually-libertarian, virtually-hard, and relatively-soft.
Sam Harris's book demonstrates the worst qualities of writings by determinists.
In a certain way this is also the popular conception of free willing, undetermined will, which is also the conception that the determinist seeks to demonstrate as illusory.
What kind effects of business processes standardization induced by ERP in a given organization is a question with no preliminary answer (except in a determinist perspective)?
When the dispersions of these variables are small, because the desire of simplification mathematical models, phase operating times are considered as being determinist and having as values the averages of associated random variables.
Following the maintenance activities of a company that produce technological equipments, we applied a determinist model with provision, when the absence in stock may not be accepted, After monitoring the maintenance activities we observed that, the spare parts necessary for an year arrived to 30.
A simpler answer to the determinist hypothesis lies in the role of the conscious observer, whose free choice of the means of observation turns what is merely probable into a physical state that is definite and measurable.
It also stems from a monolithic conception of a force called "the movement of history" (221) and from a teleology no less determinist than the Whig myth of progress.
There's nothing original about such a determinist outlook, but Vonnegut's genius was to make it funny.
Policy statements exist that demonstrate a determinist or
Obviously "system" is a keyword in this book, and its repetition hints at a structuralist bent to the project, despite that sentence's final flourish of omnivorous postmodern inclusivity (which is fundamentally determinist anyway, isn't it?