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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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Strange to say, however, the more you know about labour economics the less likely you are to share this fatalism.
Kaberuka said the way Tunisia 's government and people reacted was laudable as "they rejected fatalism and showed willingness to forge ahead with the support of the international community.
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The declaration said the feeling of fear and fatalism created by the continuous attacks by the European economic and political institutions against the people of Europe is giving way to a mood for reaction.
We need to get it across to the Football Association that their current uselessness and fatalism is intolerable and politically damaging to this country"- London Mayor Boris Johnson.
and now "have to grin and bear whatever occurs", carries a note of helpless and resigned fatalism, which faith in science cannot help.
You accept a sort of fatalism, where it is easier to believe that all events and situations are predetermined and therefore inevitable.
The article showed a strong sense of fatalism about "ingrained regional equalities" and how public policy can do little against "and historical trends", as if the death of Northern manufacturing was a full stop and just the way things are meant to be, a fatalism also echoing underneath Lord Howell's words.
The 10 articles consider such topics as metaphysical fatalism in five steps, causal tracking reliabilism and the lottery problem, Karl Popper's debt to Leonard Nelson, and reason attribution without belief-desire ascription.
Isynschtad believes that fatalism spirit in the developing countries makes people to accept whatever happens to them without any disagreement and assigns everything to outer forces and the society.
This feeling is further cemented by a hint of fatalism which engulfs our way of life.
It is a mistake to succumb to a fatalism that declares democracy to be an enemy of civilization and therefore of a life worthy of man.