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Single Idea 17374

[catalogued under 14. Science / A. Basis of Science / 4. Prediction]

Full Idea

Determinism is the metaphysical underlay of the possibility of prediction.

Gist of Idea

The possibility of prediction rests on determinism


John Dupré (The Disorder of Things [1993], Intro)

Book Reference

Dupré,John: 'The Disorder of Things' [Harvard 1995], p.3

A Reaction

Not convinced. There might be micro-indeterminacies which iron out into macro-regularities.