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Determinism and emergent causation

We normally think of determinism as a reductionist view of the world., right? If we break things down small enough, then we can see the workings of nature are actually the workings of cause and effect at the minutest level. So, what happens may not be predictable, but it is inevitable. The experts on this topic are now promoting a new of 'emergent causation' that occurs on a much higher level, such as a decision that is made by an individual based on 'whole of brain, whole of person, whole of history ' type considerations, that cannot be attributable to any molecular prior state. This is a kind of soft determinism, that leaves space for free will. But is it right?
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