The idea of a Newtonian, mechanistic universe, and thus causal determinism, is out of date.
Both sides assume an essentially deterministic, mechanistic view of nature.
There is no morality in the mechanistic world, and no freedom, as human beings cannot act otherwise to their nature.
Human behavior is to be explained in terms of mechanistic causes, just as the behavior of all natural phenomena are to be explained.
Allen particularly drew attention to the mechanistic materialism that underlay these conceptions.
Perhaps you think I don't accept this idea and instead think in some literal mechanistic way?
The mechanistic basis of these phenomena is not understood.
There certainly appears to be a tension between a mechanistic philosophy and a humanistic outlook.
Second, the integration of living beings into the new natural philosophy of mechanistic naturalism was left unresolved.
Many of the most accepted theories in the social sciences encourage a mechanistic view of human nature.