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Can there be determinism without predictability?

Let's suppose an atom is deterministic in the sense that you can logically/mathematically predict it's behavior. Using calculus you can approximate a continuum of a gazillion atoms, though it won't be ...
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Wouldn't physicalistic determinism and non-compatiblistic free will both be possible at the same time?

There are many dualist theories, none of which is confirmed as scientifically possible, because they all draw on things outside science. I believe your example might be classified as a variant of ...
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How is free-will formally defined as distinct from determinism, randomness and determinism-randomness hybrid to support moral responsibility?

Indeed a quite complicated question spanning many concepts... I will address one fact only, but I think is helpfull towards your goal. Suppose you made a bad choice in the past. If you understand your ...
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How is free-will formally defined as distinct from determinism, randomness and determinism-randomness hybrid to support moral responsibility?

I don't usually reply to older questions even when the Community bot bumps them, on account of me not knowing whether the original poster will ever notice the reply. That being said, I would like to ...
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How is free-will formally defined as distinct from determinism, randomness and determinism-randomness hybrid to support moral responsibility?

There are many definitions for free will, none of which has any official status. The best definition I have found is simply: The ability to make decisions. This definition sets free will as a concept ...
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