Indeterminism is the philosophical belief contradictory to determinism: that there are events which do not correspond with determinism (and therefore have no cause). There are generally three types of indeterminists. One version holds that some events are uncaused, another holds that there are nondeterministically caused events, and the third holds that there are agent-caused events. These five broad types of question are called analytical or logical, epistemological, ethical, metaphysical, and aesthetic respectively. ... Determinism is the philosophical proposition that every event, including human cognition and action, is causally determined by an unbroken chain of prior occurrences. ...
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Determinism holds that each state of affairs is necessitated (determined) by the states of affairs that preceded it, an extension of cause and effect.
Indeterminism holds this proposition to be incorrect, and that there are events which are not entirely determined by previous states of affairs.
But he did believe that indeterminism is important as a "doctrine of relief" -- it allows for the view that, although the world may be in many respects a bad place, it may through our actions become a better one.
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