A review of George Orwell’s novel The philosophy of Determinism in 1984

‘Determinism is perfectly compatible with the idea that we are essentially free’. How far does Orwell present individual actions as preordained by social factors in ‘1984’? Determinism is the belief that ‘all events are ultimately determined by causes regarded as external to the will’[1]. In Orwell’s ‘1984’, the protagonist’s actions are clearly influenced by social … Read more