necessitarianism
noun Date: 1854 the theory that results follow by invariable sequence from causes • necessitarian adjective or noun

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  • Necessitarianism — is a metaphysical principle that denies all mere possibility; there is exactly one way for the world to be. It is the strongest member of a family of principles, including hard determinism, each of which deny free will, reasoning that human… …   Wikipedia

  • Necessitarianism — Ne*ces si*ta ri*an*ism, n. The doctrine of philosophical necessity; the doctrine that results follow by invariable sequence from causes, and esp. that the will is not free, but that human actions and choices result inevitably from motives;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • necessitarianism — [nə ses΄ə ter′ē ən iz΄əm] n. the theory that every event, including any action of the human will, is the necessary result of a sequence of causes; determinism necessitarian n., adj …   English World dictionary

  • necessitarianism — /neuh ses i tair ee euh niz euhm/, n. the doctrine that all events, including acts of the will, are determined by antecedent causes; determinism. [1850 55; NECESSITARIAN + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • necessitarianism — n. doctrine which states that all events and acts of the will are predetermined, determinism, doctrine which states that there is a reason for everything and all is predestined …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Necessitarianism — a metaphysical principle that denies that any facts or events are contingent or indeterminate, from human actions to the laws of physics themselves …   Mini philosophy glossary

  • necessitarianism — ne·ces·si·tar·i·an·ism …   English syllables

  • necessitarianism —  Несесситаризм …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • necessitarianism — ne•ces•si•tar•i•an•ism [[t]nəˌsɛs ɪˈtɛər i əˌnɪz əm[/t]] n. the doctrine that all events, including acts of the will, are determined by antecedent causes; determinism • Etymology: 1850–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • necessitarianism — /nəsɛsəˈtɛəriənɪzəm/ (say nuhsesuh tairreeuhnizuhm) noun the doctrine of the determination of the will by antecedent causes, as opposed to that of the freedom of the will …   Australian English dictionary

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