necessitarianism(redirected from Necessitarism)
The doctrine holding that all being is necessarily in the state that it is and denying any notion of possibility.
ne·ces′si·tar′i·an adj. & n.
neˌcessiˈtarian, ˌnecesˈsarian n, adj
ne•ces•si•tar•i•an•ism(nəˌsɛs ɪˈtɛər i əˌnɪz əm)
the doctrine that all events, including acts of the will, are determined by antecedent causes; determinism.
the doctrine of the determinism of the will by antecedent causes, as opposed to that of the f reedom of the will. Also called necessarianism. Cf. determinism, fatalism, libertarianism. — necessitarian, n., adj.See also: Philosophy