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Is life possible in a deterministic system?

Determinism is one of the central notions of positivism, but now it is an obsolete concept because chaos theory and systems theory showed us that even simple things like pendulums can behave non-...
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Is life possible in a deterministic system?

There is no universal definition of life . SEP states in https://plato.stanford.edu/archIves/sum2020/entries/life/index.html Living entities metabolize, grow, die, reproduce, respond, move, have ...
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What is Life in a Deterministic Universe?

The question of whether the Universe is fully deterministic is irrelevant to the question of how we define life. Yes, it is possible that our conception of life might be limited, in the sense that ...
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What is Life in a Deterministic Universe?

Kant's 3rd antinomy offers two contradictory proofs regarding whether the world is deterministic or not. I.e. Arguing for freedom (spontaneity): With an infinite causal chain, there's no identifiable ...
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What is Life in a Deterministic Universe?

The premise of your question is faulty: The idea that the universe could be deterministic came of age with the huge success of Newtonian mechanics. However, Aristotle noted that some philosophers said ...
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What is Life in a Deterministic Universe?

Defining life does not require one to decide between common ontological commitments. Dualists, monists, naturalists, supernaturalists, and so on all agree that there exist sequences of processes with ...
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What is Life in a Deterministic Universe?

You say: In a deterministic universe, where every event is a result of preceding causes, the distinctions we make between living and non-living entities might be an illusion. Well, if that's the ...
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What is Life in a Deterministic Universe?

In a deterministic universe there can be no life. For the same reason there can be no deterministic universes. For a universe (and life within) to exist, it must either: Evolve, or Be created by a ...
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