1. someone who does not believe the doctrine of free will
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How To Use necessitarian In A Sentence

  • Then in his responses to necessitarianism Leibniz can say that the necessitarianism he's avoiding is a logical necessitarianism.
  • But we have clearly shown, we trust, that the grand demonstration of the necessitarian is a sophism, whose apparent force is owing to a variety of causes: — First, it seeks out, and lays its foundation in, a false psychology; identifying the feelings, or affections, and the will. A Theodicy, or, Vindication of the Divine Glory
  • 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.
  • He could sometimes forget the red and thirsty hell to which his hideous necessitarianism dragged him among the wide waters and the white flat lilies of the Ouse. Orthodoxy
  • Furthermore, the necessitarian (like Spinoza) is forced to deny a number of (to Clarke) obvious points, including that things could be different than they are, that there are final causes in the universe, and that there is any variety of finite things in the universe (because an infinite, unfree cause can produce only infinite effects). Samuel Clarke
  • Monism necessarily, in the last analysis, carries every act and motive back to the supreme Will and establishes an all-inclusive necessitarianism which is fatal to human freedom; and it therefore excludes sin as an act of rebellion against God. India's Problem, Krishna or Christ
  • The only argument I know of for truthmaker necessitarianism is that given by David Armstrong.
  • More fundamentally, he neglects to work out the contradiction between Lincoln's commitment to necessitarian philosophy and to libertarian political economy.
  • She was also a “necessitarian,” denying free will in favor of the controlling effect of social and educational contitions. American Connections
  • In the main article on Leibniz, it was claimed that Leibniz's philosophy can be seen as a reaction to the Cartesian theory of corporeal substance and the necessitarianism of Spinoza and Hobbes. Leibniz's Modal Metaphysics
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