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The Illusion of Conscious Will - Page 1
by Daniel M. Wegner - 2002 - 405 pages
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Mathematics in Western Culture

Morris Kline - Mathematics - 1964 - 512 pages
...may regard the present state of the universe as the effect of its past and the cause of its future. An intellect which at any given moment knew all the...nature and the mutual positions of the beings that compose it, if this intellect were vast enough to submit its data to analysis, could condense into...
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Science and the Arts: A Study in Relationships from 1600-1900

Jacob Opper - Art - 1973 - 226 pages
...the mutual position of the beings who compose it, were this Intellect but vast enough to submit his data to analysis, could condense into a single formula the movement of the greatest body in the universe and that of the lightest atom ; to 16. Russell, History, pp. 36-37. 17. Whitehead,...
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Mathematics: The Loss of Certainty

Morris Kline - Mathematics - 1982 - 366 pages
...may regard the present state of the universe as the effect of its past and the cause of its future. An intellect which at any given moment knew all the...nature and the mutual positions of the beings that compose it, if this intellect were vast enough to submit the data to analysis, could condense into...
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Time's Arrows: Scientific Attitudes Toward Time

Richard Morris - Science - 1986 - 244 pages
...may regard the present state of the universe as the effect of its past and the cause of its future. An intellect which at any given moment knew all the forces that animate matter and the mutual positions of the beings that compose it, if this intellect were vast enough to...
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Looking In, Seeing Out: Consciousness and Cosmos

Minas C. Kafatos - Philosophy - 1991 - 290 pages
...respective positions of the beings that compose it. and further possessing the scope to analyze these data, could condense into a single formula the movement...the greatest bodies of the universe and that of the least atom: for such an intelligence nothing could be uncertain, and past and future alike would be...
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Predicting the Future

Leo Howe, Alan Wain - Science - 1993 - 195 pages
...Laplace (1749-1827), a later exponent of the deterministic philosophy of mathematical modelling, put it: An intellect which at any given moment knew all the...intellect were vast enough to submit its data to analysis, it could condense into a single formula the movement of the greatest bodies of the universe and that...
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Prediction: Science, Decision Making, and the Future of Nature

Daniel Sarewitz, Roger A. Pielke, Radford Byerly - Political Science - 2000 - 405 pages
...Paris in the 1790s, Laplace asked his audience to consider a being with the following characteristics: An intellect which at any given moment knew all the...intellect were vast enough to submit its data to analysis, it could condense into a single formula the movement of the greatest bodies of the universe and that...
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Reason in Revolt, Vol. I: Dialectical Philosophy and Modern Science

Ted Grant, Alan Grant - Philosophy - 2007 - 257 pages
...several religions, notably Calvinism. In his Philosophical Essays on Probabilities, Laplace wrote: An intellect which at any given moment knew all the...that animate Nature and the mutual positions of the being that comprise it, if this intellect were vast enough to submit its data to analysis, could condense...
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A Cultural History of Causality: Science, Murder Novels, and Systems of Thought

Stephen Kern - History - 2009 - 448 pages
...respective positions of the beings that compose it, and further possessing the scope to analyze these data, could condense into a single formula the movement...the greatest bodies of the universe and that of the least atom: for such an intelligence nothing would be uncertain, and the past and future alike would...
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From Observations to Simulations: A Conceptual Introduction to Weather and ...

Antonello Pasini - Science - 2005 - 201 pages
...defending the most absolute determinism, meaning by this that "if an intellect, at a certain instant, knew all the forces that animate nature and the mutual positions of the beings that compose it, and if it were so vast as to submit these data to an analysis, it would condense into a...
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