accidentalism

  • 1 Accidentalism — is a term with several meanings.* In philosophy, it is used for any system of thought which denies the causal nexus and maintains that events succeed one another haphazardly or by chance (not in the mathematical but in the popular sense). In… …

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  • 2 Accidentalism — Ac ci*den tal*ism, n. Accidental character or effect. Ruskin. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 Accidentalism — any system of thought which denies the causal nexus and maintains that events succeed one another haphazardly or by chance (not in the mathematical but in the popular sense). In metaphysics, accidentalism denies the doctrine that everything… …

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  • 4 accidentalism — accidentalist, n., adj. /ak si den tl iz euhm/, n. 1. a system of medicine based on the symptoms of a disease, disregarding its origin or cause. 2. Philos. any theory holding that some events have no causes. [1850 55; ACCIDENTAL + ISM] * * * …

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  • 5 accidentalism — noun a) Accidental character or effect. b) The belief that outward appearance often contrasts with substance or essence (after Thomas Aquinas) …

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  • 6 accidentalism — Theory that the flow of events is unpredictable, or for Epicureans, that mental events are specifically unpredictable. See also chaos, determinism, libertarianism, tychism …

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  • 7 accidentalism — theory that events do not have causes Philosophical Isms …

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  • 8 accidentalism — ac·ci·den·tal·ism …

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  • 9 accidentalism — ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌizəm noun ( s) : a theory in philosophy: events can or do occur without cause compare indeterminism, tychism …

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  • 10 accidental — accidentalism …

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  • 11 Kamagurka — Kamagurka, aka Luc Zeebroek, (Nieuwpoort, Belgium, 5 May 1956) is a Belgian cartoonist, playwright and television producer, known for the absurd nature of his work. He has a big variety of comic figures, but Bert en Bobje are the most well known …

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  • 12 Glossary of philosophical isms — This is a list of topics relating to philosophy that end in ism . compactTOC NOTOC A * Absolutism – the position that in a particular domain of thought, all statements in that domain are either absolutely true or absolutely false: none is true… …

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  • 13 José María Gil-Robles y Quiñones — For the erstwhile president of the European Parliament, see José María Gil Robles. José María Gil Robles y Quiñones (Salamanca, 27 November 1898 Madrid, 13 September 1980) was a prominent Spanish politician in the period leading up to the Spanish …

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  • 14 Karma in Buddhism — Karma (Sanskrit: karman , Pāli: Kamma ) means action or doing ; whatever one does, says, or thinks is a karma.In Buddhism, the term karma is used specifically for those actions which spring from :* mental intent (Pali: cetana ) * mental… …

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  • 15 accidentalist — ə̇st noun ( s) : a believer in accidentalism * * * accidentalist (æksɪˈdɛntəlɪst) [f. accidental + ist.] One who believes in or practises accidentalism 2. Syd. Soc. Lex …

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  • 16 List of philosophy topics (A-C) — 110th century philosophy 11th century philosophy 12th century philosophy 13th century philosophy 14th century philosophy 15th century philosophy 16th century philosophy 17th century philosophy 18th century philosophy 19th century philosophy220th… …

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  • 17 Teleology — (Greek: telos : end, purpose) is the philosophical study of design and purpose. A teleological school of thought is one that holds all things to be designed for or directed toward a final result, that there is an inherent purpose or final cause… …

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  • 18 Faction (Planescape) — The Factions are fictional philosophically based power groups in the Planescape campaign setting for the Dungeons Dragons fantasy role playing game. Contents 1 Background 2 Before the Faction War 3 After …

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  • 19 List of belief systems — Below are words that designate a set or subset of beliefs. This includes dispositional beliefs.Many, but not all, of these words end with the suffix –ism . Words like magnetism , prism , and schism , are not included, because they do not… …

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  • 20 Spain — /spayn/, n. a kingdom in SW Europe. Including the Balearic and Canary islands, 39,244,195; 194,988 sq. mi. (505,019 sq. km). Cap.: Madrid. Spanish, España. * * * Spain Introduction Spain Background: Spain s powerful world empire of the 16th and… …

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