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necessitarian Line breaks: ne¦ces¦si|tar¦ian
Pronunciation: /nəˌsɛsɪˈtɛːrɪən/

Definition of necessitarian in English:


Another term for determinist (see determinism).
Example sentences
  • Hume defends the necessitarian point of view by arguing that all human actions are caused by antecedent motives.
  • A recent elucidation of a necessitarian approach to causality is found in Harre and Madden.
  • Early modern historians are at last freeing themselves from the thrall of a typology which has conditioned them to accept necessitarian theories of change based on nineteenth- and twentieth-century events.


Pronunciation: /nɪsɛsɪˈtɛːrɪənɪz(ə)m/
Example sentences
  • The only argument I know of for truthmaker necessitarianism is that given by David Armstrong.
  • This, the usual and most logical form of necessitarianism, is called the mechanical philosophy.
  • Then in his responses to necessitarianism Leibniz can say that the necessitarianism he's avoiding is a logical necessitarianism.

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