Definition of necessitarianism in US English:



  • See necessitarian

    • ‘I argue that maximalism should be rejected and that once it is we only have reason to hold a restricted form of necessitarianism.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I argue that it was mainly by insisting upon the ontological implications of this concept of possibility that he came to form a concept of contingency that he considered sufficiently strong to counter Spinozist necessitarianism.’
    • ‘The only argument I know of for truthmaker necessitarianism is that given by David Armstrong.’