One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
noun & adjective
- ‘It has been argued that the voluntarist nature of the system that characterized British industrial relations for much of the twentieth century has been severely eroded over the last three decades.’
- ‘On the other hand, however, he advocates a purely voluntarist model of action: politics is choice, and choice has to be made in a revolutionary fashion, regardless of the state of prevailing economical or social conditions.’
- ‘In the late medieval period, voluntarist theologians such as William of Ockham and Gabriel Biel radically distinguished God's absolute freedom and God's covenant relations.’
- ‘The origins of this conception go back to Rousseau's insistence - revealingly at variance with his own voluntarist construction of the general will - that a civil religion alone could found the stability of a republic.’
- ‘Economic depressions - such as the depression of 1893-1896 and the Great Depression of the 1930s - only underlined the limits of the voluntarist approach.’
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