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Ulrich Meyer
Colgate University
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Even though fatalism has been an intermittent topic of philosophy since Greek antiquity, this paper argues that fate ought to be of little concern to metaphysicians. Fatalism is neither an interesting metaphysical thesis in its own right, nor can it be identified with theses that are, such as realism about the future or determinism.
Keywords fatalism  open future  determinism  thin red line  historical necessity
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