Fatalism

Discipline: Philosophy

The view - beloved of Greek oracles and their adherents - that the future, or part of it, will be what it will be, irrespective of our desires and actions.

If we try to evade what is destined, our actions will always be frustrated and somehow turned so as to bring about the fated result.

Probably never held as a serious philosophical doctrine, fatalism should be distinguished from determinism and necessitarianism.

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