Adjective "voluntaristic" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˈvɒləntərɪstɪk/

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Definitions and examples

adjective

  1. 'However, this study shows that the concrete manifestations of solidarity such as neighborliness, co-operative labor, support in times of crisis, attendance of significant community events, are not so voluntaristic.'
  2. 'A decent society is a voluntaristic one; my country has been the greatest exemplar of such decency; and I'd just as soon have the part of that country where I live lead the way.'

Definitions

1. Philosophy. any theory that regards will as the fundamental agency or principle, in metaphysics, epistemology, or psychology.

2. the principle or practice of supporting churches, schools, hospitals, etc., by voluntary contributions or aid instead of relying on government assistance.

3. any policy or practice based on voluntary action.

More examples(as adjective)

"elements can be voluntaristic."

Origin

(voluntarism)