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n.1.The doctrine of philosophical necessity; necessitarianism.
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This theological commitment, however, was substantially called into question during the great translation movement by the Greek metaphysical commitment to necessarianism.
Such lines suggest the influence of Joseph Priestly's necessarianism and the inexorable elaboration of a first cause, popular among some nineteenth-century reform evangelicals in New England.
We find, for instance, that Bishop Butler, in his Analogy of Religion (1736), was "slier" than James Beatty and Thomas Reid "in responding to Hume's necessarianism," as expressed in Hume's Treatise.