necessitarianism

[ nuh-ses-i-tair-ee-uh-niz-uh m ]
/ nəˌsɛs ɪˈtɛər i əˌnɪz əm /

noun

the doctrine that all events, including acts of the will, are determined by antecedent causes; determinism.

Origin of necessitarianism

First recorded in 1850–55; necessitarian + -ism

Can be confused

determinism fatalism necessitarianism
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necessitarianism

necessarianism (ˌnɛsɪˈsɛərɪəˌnɪzəm)

/ (nɪˌsɛsɪˈtɛərɪəˌnɪzəm) /

noun

philosophy another word for determinism Compare libertarian

Derived Forms

necessitarian or necessarian, noun, adjective
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