Borrowed from Latincontingentia, from contingēns, present passive participle of contingō (“I make contact with, I am touching”).
Contingence Sentence Examples
What is thus suggested is not a rash departure from the general point of view of idealism (by its achievements in every field to which it has been applied, " stat mole sua ") but a cautious inquiry into the possibility of reaching a conception of the world ' The most striking statement of this argument is to be found in Boutroux's treatise De la contingence des lois de la nature, first published in 1874 and reprinted without alteration in 1905.
Here we trace the influence of Leibnitz and Lotze, which is still more marked in La Contingence des lois de la nature (1874), by E.
that the mind previous to the act of volition (is) in equilibrio "; (3) " contingence ...