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accidentalism

accidentalism Sentence Examples

  • In metaphysics, accidentalism denies the doctrine that everything occurs or results from a definite cause.

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  • Opponents of this accidentalism maintain that what seems to be the result of chance is in reality due to a cause or causes which, owing to the lack of imagination, knowledge or scientific instruments, we are unable to detect.

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  • ACCIDENTALISM, a term used (1) in philosophy for any system of thought which denies the causal nexus and maintains that events succeed one another haphazard or by chance (not in the mathematical but in the popular sense).

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  • In metaphysics, accidentalism denies the doctrine that everything occurs or results from a definite cause.

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  • Opponents of this accidentalism maintain that what seems to be the result of chance is in reality due to a cause or causes which, owing to the lack of imagination, knowledge or scientific instruments, we are unable to detect.

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