The free-willist believes the appearance to be a reality: the determinist believes that it is an illusion.
But let us go over the determinist theory again, for it is most important.
A determinist, doubtless, could not admit the idea of punishment, but he will readily admit that of repression.
The determinist cannot put his wisdom into action, because he is in a minority.
For the determinist looks for the cause of wrong-doing in the environment of the wrong-doer.
That is because the determinist understands human nature, and the Christian does not.
It is based upon the fallacious hypothesis that the determinist escapes, or hopes to escape, the consequences of his acts.
Berkeley had fully apprehended the determinist position; see vii.
The determinist denies any limit to its theoretical application.
The determinist says as clearly as anyone that I do what I choose to do.
1846, in theology (lack of free will); 1876 in general sense of "doctrine that everything happens by a necessary causation," from French déterminisme, from German Determinismus, perhaps a back-formation from Praedeterminismus (see determine).
determinism de·ter·min·ism (dĭ-tûr'mə-nĭz'əm)
The philosophical doctrine that every event, act, and decision is the inevitable consequence of antecedents, such as genetic and environmental influences, that are independent of the human will.