Fatalism vs. Predeterminism



The doctrine that all events are subject to fate or inevitable necessity, or determined in advance in such a way that human beings cannot change them.


The belief that all events that occur have already been determined.


The doctrine that all things are subject to fate, or that they take place by inevitable necessity.


Predeterminism is the philosophy that all events of history, past, present and future, have been already decided or are already known (by God, fate, or some other force), including human actions. Predeterminism is closely related to determinism.


a philosophical doctrine holding that all events are predetermined in advance for all time and human beings are powerless to change them


Fatalism is a family of related philosophical doctrines that stress the subjugation of all events or actions to fate or destiny, and is commonly associated with the consequent attitude of resignation in the face of future events which are thought to be inevitable.

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