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Definition of "voluntaristic" []

  • Pertaining to voluntary activity; supporting or promoting voluntarism. (adjective)

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Use "voluntaristic" in a sentence
  • "And while voluntaristic gestures at the individual level do no harm (and maybe, who knows, some tiny good), I actually believe that it does harm when people claim, in public, that we could solve this problem if we just each “did our part to conserve.”"
  • "And Joyce's novel is perhaps an argument about reconfiguring the idea of family away from blood and legal status (marriage, paternity) and towards a voluntaristic idea of affinity."
  • "Three common themes in the work of Foucault and Derrida exemplify their antifoundationalist stance: (1) they reject a voluntaristic understanding of agency, in which individuals are responsible for their destiny; (2) they conceive of the productive nature of power; and (3) they demand reflection on the specific terms chosen (such as names, identities or nations) as the basis for political action."