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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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Another consumer characteristic is fatalism that is described as the belief that what happens, or has happened, in some way is destined to occur (Dennett, 1984; Solomon, 2003).
Having suggested in the Introduction that fatalism operates as an Orientalizing buffer against selfwill, here Warren tracks Southey's staging of fatalism in Thalaba, as its protagonist wavers between resigning himself to whatever fate seems marked as is, and not.
Pippin's introduction is an essay-length discussion of the problem of fatalism itself, referencing several philosophers and framing the philosophical dimensions of the issue, with illustrations from several films noir.
He consistently argues in Fatalism in American Film Noir for a gap between characters' self-understanding and their actions, which complicates the plots.
Reduce the sense of fatalism associated with cancer, especially among people with low socio-economic status, is probably one of the most important tasks in the field of public health "- says study author Chul-joo Lee.
There are also typical thematic elements such as greed, lust, crime, corruption, pessimism about the "American Dream," the tediousness and banality of middle-class life, and most important to Pippin's study, fatalism.
Such fatalism is a deadly adversary, for if we believe that the spread of nuclear weapons is inevitable, then in some way we are admitting to ourselves that the use of nuclear weapons is inevitable.
Three forms of present time orientation are analyzed: hedonism, fatalism and active concentration.
The Smell of Life: Poems 1969 to 2005 is a collection of poetry written over the course of thirty-six years, covering topics ranging from heroin addiction to the quality of honor, love, emptiness, fatalism, hope, and much more.
ENI--Politicians, religious leaders and royalty, gathered in Uppsala, Sweden ahead of a key United Nations conference on climate change and were reminded that faiths carry a hope that can resist despair and fatalism.
The qualities I would recount I think is a determination to defy fatalism.
Alan Vincent challenges his readers to step out of the lethargy of Christian fatalism into the power and authority available to all God's sons and daughters.