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fatalism

(fāt′ăl-izm) [ fatal + -ism]
1. A person's belief that events will occur regardless of one's efforts.
2. The philosophical doctrine that events are predestined or preordained.
fatalistic (fāt″ă-lis′tik), adjective
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In the end, Sorrentino denominates Crane, wasting away, as a fatalist.
That all the darkest fears you harbour as a Scot, the fatalist that lives deep dow n inside all of us, telling you all the optimism, all the belief, all the hope, it'll all kill you in the end?
Other highlights of the book include the discussion and rebuttal of some incompatibilist arguments, including the consequence argument and (Pereboom's version of) the manipulation argument, as well as some arguments for impossibilism (the thesis that free will and responsibility are impossible), including fatalist arguments.
This like the previous phrase is an obvious answer to those who accused Innis to a media fatalist.
The jungle man is pretty much of a fatalist whenever a tiger starts killing his cattle and he seldom makes an effort to stop it.
The critic pinpoints the parallel empowerment of the fictional lower class, which culminates in the rejection of the symbolically urban narrator and his ironic transformation into the "very lazy, drunken fatalist that he was supposed to eradicate" (92).
Even though those concepts of Islam 'World' and 'Afterlife' are complementary, starting with 10th century AD, under the influence of Christianity, sultanate reigns, the fatalist mystic understanding and that those done in this world are in vain, separation started and gained a dualist understanding.
Madison, then, comes to be characterized by a faith in progress that touts the fatalist and inegalitarian virtue of patience, rather than by a seasoned realism regarding both the value and the dangers of a democratic politics that requires the active virtue of citizen vigilance to maintain liberty and secure justice.
5) While Rose presents this information in a cohesive and compelling manner that shows how the errors and lessons from one war often bleed into the next conflict, he is not a fatalist who believes that political and military leaders are doomed to another 100 years of folly.
initiative (Canada, Public Safety Canada 2011), which recommends that people be prepared to look after themselves for up to 72 hours during an emergency, draws from this fatalist impulse - that government cannot be relied upon to respond in ah immediate, fully satisfactory manner to every emergency.