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The notion that determinism means people are not responsible for their actions arises from a confused notion of "responsibility." Suppose a car engine is broken. To get it working again, you have to find out which part is responsible for the problem, and repair or replace that part. We don't say: "Because the engine works deterministically, ...


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Nothing implies causal determinism. It is just a theoretical idea. Principle of sufficient reason has nothing to do with determinism. While determinism assumes that prior events only are both sufficient and necessary reasons for everything, the principle does not make that assumption. Determinism assumes that prior events sufficiently determine their effects ...


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