AskDefine | Define voluntarism

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Noun

  1. a reliance on volunteers to support an institution or achieve an end; volunteerism
  2. a doctrine that assigns the most dominant position to the will rather than the intellect

Derived terms

Extensive Definition

Voluntarism can refer to:
  • Voluntarism (action), the use of or reliance on voluntary action to maintain an institution, carry out a policy, or achieve an end.
  • Voluntarism (metaphysics), a philosophical term emphasising the primacy of the will.
  • Voluntaryism, the philosophical position that the only legitimate interactions between and among people are those freely assented to by all parties concerned.

See also

  • Volunteerism, the willingness of people to work on behalf of others without the expectation of pay or other tangible gain.
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