- Are you confused by academic jargon? - Do you know your `discourse' from your `dialectic'? - Can you tell the difference between `anomie' and `alienation'? The Social Science Jargon Buster tackles the most confusing concepts in the social sciences, brea


Core definition

A philosophical positioning that what will happen in the future depends on what has happened in the past. Events don't just occur by chance; they have a cause.

Longer explanation

Are our lives predetermined, or is it up to us to chart our own course? Do we get to write our destiny, or has ...

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