necessitarianism

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ne·ces·si·tar·i·an·ism

(nə-sĕs′ĭ-târ′ē-ə-nĭz′əm)
n. Philosophy
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.
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necessitarianism

(nɪˌsɛsɪˈtɛərɪəˌnɪzəm) or

necessarianism

n
(Philosophy) philosophy another word for determinism Compare libertarian
neˌcessiˈtarian, ˌnecesˈsarian n, adj
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ne•ces•si•tar•i•an•ism

(nəˌsɛs ɪˈtɛər i əˌnɪz əm)

n.
the doctrine that all events, including acts of the will, are determined by antecedent causes; determinism.
[1850–55]
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necessitarianism

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.
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