fatalism


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a submissive mental attitude resulting from acceptance of the doctrine that everything that happens is predetermined and inevitable

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a philosophical doctrine holding that all events are predetermined in advance for all time and human beings are powerless to change them

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Pippin sets out to examine the theme of fatalism in film noir, which he explains as follows: "Some philosophers believe that if the question is: What distinguishes naturally occurring events like bodily movements in space from metaphysically distinct purposive doings initiated by me, the answer is: Nothing" (13).
H3: University students believe that fatalism is effective in the non-development of Iran economy.
He rejected every kind of fatalism and upheld an "art of liberty" whose aim was precisely to moderate the tendency of democracy to free itself from its moral and cultural prerequisites.
This style of discursive and film-interpretive philosophy continues in Fatalism in American Film Noir: Some Cinematic Philosophy.
Earlier analysis suggested that frequent television viewing increases fatalism associated with disease of cancer.
The philosophical content of film noir has been mined by a couple of anthologies and some scattered articles, but none have gone as deeply as Pippin's book, even though it is along only one vein, these films' treatment of fate and fatalism.
Not only are we now far too reliant on often inadequate and unreliable mechanical means of snow removal, but the EU mandated adoption of the SI system of units has brought a touch of fatalism to how Britons regard low temperatures.
In the latest instalment of his memoirs serialised in a national newspaper, the former business secretary describes the mood of fatalism among Cabinet ministers as they approached the election.
The multiple barriers to access resulted in exclusion, which was reflected in expressions of powerlessness and fatalism regarding the deaths.
There is something known as cancer fatalism, and it is the belief that nothing can be done to prevent cancer so people choose not to act Unfortunately, some people may feel this new information feeds that message.
He predicted that Labour could be out of office for ten to 15 years if it approached the next election with an air of fatalism and an acceptance that it is the Tories' turn for a period in power.
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.
With her stoicism and high ethical ideals, Velika stands as a positive counterbalance to her husband's brutality, but is also an archetypical representation of the pre-modern Macedonian woman--and Pirey's focus on war, epidemics, births, deaths, and its characters' fatalism, makes this twentieth-century novel very much an echo of classical tragedy.
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 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.