Determinism vs Existentialism - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between determinism and existentialism

is that determinism is (ethics) the doctrine that all actions are determined by the current state and immutable laws of the universe, with no possibility of choice while existentialism is (philosophy|not countable) a twentieth-century philosophical movement emphasizing the uniqueness of each human existence in freely making its self-defining choices.

determinism

English

Noun

  • (ethics) The doctrine that all actions are determined by the current state and immutable laws of the universe, with no possibility of choice.
  • (computing) The property of having behavior determined only by initial state and input.
  • Synonyms

    * fatalism

    Antonyms

    * indeterminism

    See also

    * compatibilism * incompatibilism

    existentialism

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (philosophy, not countable) A twentieth-century philosophical movement emphasizing the uniqueness of each human existence in freely making its self-defining choices.
  • The heyday of existentialism occurred in the mid-twentieth century.
  • (philosophy, countable) The philosophical views of a particular thinker associated with the existentialist movement.
  • Sartre's existentialism''' is atheistic, but the '''existentialism of Marcel is distinctly Christian.
  • * 1965 , Mikel Dufrenne, "Existentialism and Existentialisms," Philosophy and Phenomenological Research , vol 26 no 1 (Sep), p. 51.
  • Instead of Existentialism', we should speak of ' Existentialisms .

    Antonyms

    * noumenalism