sufficient reason

noun philosophy

the principle that nothing happens by pure chance, but that an explanation must always be available
the view that such an explanation is a reason for God to have chosen one alternative rather than another

Nearby words

  1. suffice,
  2. suffice it to say,
  3. sufficiency,
  4. sufficient,
  5. sufficient condition,
  6. sufficiently,
  7. suffix,
  8. suffixation,
  9. suffixion,
  10. sufflate

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