One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
adjective & noun
- another term for necessitarian
- ‘Fatalists, necessarians, and determinists answer ‘Yes’ to this question.’
- ‘Huxley, biased by physical science, took at one time the extreme necessarian view.’
- ‘The necessarian on the contrary employs real antecedents, and has a right to expect real effects.’
- ‘He asserted free will and preferred to call himself a necessarian, holding a doctrine that directly links causes to their effects and presumes that the same mechanical laws that worked in the physical order also worked in the human.’
- ‘He embraced Hartley's theory of association carrying with it the necessarian doctrine and in 1754 became a scientific determinist.’
- ‘Stevens and Whorf were necessarians of imagination.’
- ‘Most of the French Philosophers were necessarians, but Holbach expressed the doctrine in a more extreme form than the others.’
- ‘Hence it appears that the most instructed peasant or artisan is practically a necessarian.’
- ‘In his public theological pronouncements Gaskell adopted a position between the necessarian Unitarianism of his forbear Joseph Priestley and the free-will transcendentalism of his contemporary James Martineau.’
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