The belief that it must be possible (in principle) to offer a causal explanation for everything that happens, since each momentary state of the world entails all of its future states. When applied to human behavior, determinism is sometimes supposed to be incompatible with the freedom required for moral responsibility, and the concept of free will. In this context the most extreme form of determinism is fatalism.

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