from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or quality of being accidental; accidental character.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun rare The quality of being accidental; accidentalness.

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  • noun rare Quality of being accidental; accidentalness.


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accident +‎ -ality


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  • The ontological and cosmological proofs are for those who wish to cleanse themselves of the "muddiness and accidentality" of the world.

    William James, part 7: Agnosticism and the will to believe

  • For Hegel, the Buddhist constantly equates form with mere accidentality, which in itself is "indifferent" nothing.

    Hegel on Buddhism

  • The ˜because™ condition is a non-accidentality or anti-luck condition.


  • If a first-level of reliability and non-accidentality is inadequate to achieve genuinely human knowledge, why does an added layer of the same deficient stuff turn low-grade knowledge into high-grade knowledge?


  • In more familiar terminology, animal knowledge is reliably and non-accidentally true belief whereas reflective knowledge features an additional “layer” of reliably and non-accidentally caused true belief, true belief about the reliability and non-accidentality of the first-order belief.


  • A final problem concerns the aptness, or non-accidentality, concept.


  • For Deleuze, however, sensibility introduces an aleatory moment into thought's development, making accidentality and contingency conditions for thinking.


  • The world is not to be understood as a complex of ready - made things, but as a complex of processes, in which the things apparently stable, no less than their mental images in our heads (Gedankenabbilder), the concepts, go through an uninterrupted change of coming into being and passing away, in which despite all seeming accidentality and tem porary retrogression, a progressive development asserts itself in the end

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • Again, accidentality may attach to the unjust in like manner as to the just acts.


  • A supposed law of this sort is the negation of history itself, of that accidentality, that empiricity, that contingency, which distinguish the concrete fact from the abstraction.

    Aesthetic as Science of Expression and General Linguistic


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