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  • noun Plural form of necessarian.


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  • The free-will doctrine, by keeping in view precisely that portion of the truth which the word necessity puts {165} out of sight, namely the power of the mind to co-operate in the formation of its own character, has given to its adherents a practical feeling much nearer to the truth than has generally (I believe) existed in the minds of necessarians.

    Problems of Immanence: studies critical and constructive Joseph Warschauer

  • French Philosophers were necessarians, but Holbach expressed the doctrine in a more extreme form than the others.

    The Eve of the French Revolution 1869

  • NOW I do not like him a whit the less for his Atheism, but I have forsworn all metaphysics, from my soul abhorring so barren a study. now if the majority of your club are necessarians materialists & atheists (as I believe they are) I, who am neither the one or the other, have no inclination to be in a state of continual argumentation. to tell you the truth, I dislike periodical engagements.

    Letter 167 1796


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