determinism

A Quote by Kedar on will, man, god, determinism, fatalism, nstp theory, uqv theory, and questioner

The will of man is the will of God.

Kedar Joshi

Source: Superultramodern Science and Philosophy

Contributed by: Kedar

A Quote by Domus Ulixes on indeterminism, determinism, variable, and hidden

These 'Additional variable theories' are basically theories that claim that due to determinism there exist things that are beyond determinable reality. Is indeterminism perhaps inevitable?

Frederik Kerling

Source: Response to 'Three Measurement Problems, Tim Maudlin"

Contributed by: Domus Ulixes

A Quote by Kedar on god, omnipotence, omnipotent, omniactive, fatalism, determinism, nstp theory, and uqv theory

God may not be omnipotent, but he is omniactive.

Kedar Joshi

Source: Superultramodern Science and Philosophy

Contributed by: Kedar

A Quote by Bhante Wimala on karma buddha and determinism

To believe that past karma alone determines the course of one's life is to believe in fatalism.  The Buddha's doctrine of karma is not fatalism or predestination but determinism..

Bhante Wimala

Source: Lessons of the Lotus

Contributed by: Taikunping

A Quote by Kenneth Smith on philosophy, character, fate, eudaimonia, culture, potential, arete, and determinism

Nietzsche is a determinist like Spinoza, a fatalist like the Greeks: character is fate, we only become what we already are (Aristotle's more genteel expression: no one achieves arete IN SPITE OF his base of natural potential, only because of it). Aristic moral "fiber" must exist first of all as an instinctive imperative, and second as an imperative of character, before it can be cultivated by an appropriate directorial culture. The resources that make human beings ultimately philosophical or spiritual (Aristotelian eudaimonia) are so profound and structural that of course they cannot be "learned"; if one has them, they can be developed and cultured, but that is not the same thing as "acquiring" them.

Kenneth Smith

Contributed by: Dave

A Quote by Dean Radin on classic physics, physic, determinism, causality, locality, reality, time, and space

Classical physics rests upon five basic assumptions about the fabric of reality:  reality, locality, causality, and determinism.  These assumptions were postulated to take place within a framework of an absolute fixed space and time.  It was also taken for granted that the mathematical descriptions of physical processes corresponded to the actual behavior of objective events.

            The assumption of reality refers to the idea that the physical world is objectively real.  That means it exists independently of whether anyone is observing it.  The moon is still there even if you aren’t looking at it.  Locality refers to the idea that the only way that objects can be influenced is through direct contact.  Unmediated action at a distance is prohibited, as this is uncomfortably close to the occult suggestion that invisible spirits can cause things to occur, and the occult concepts are anathema to science.

            Causality assumed that the arrow of time points in one direction, and thus that cause → effect sequences are absolutely fixed.  Continuity assumes that there are no discontinuous jumps in nature or in that the fabric of space and time is “smooth.”  Determinism assumes that, as Einstein once quipped, ‘God does not play dice with the universe,’ meaning that things progress in an orderly, predictable way.  We might not be smart enough or know enough to predict everything, but determinism says that in principle we can predict the future completely if we knew all the starting conditions and causal linkages.

Dean Radin

Source: Entangled Minds: Extrasensory Experiences in a Quantum Reality, Pages: 210

Contributed by: HeyOK

A Quote by Marcel Duchamp on god, death, atheism, liberation, society, determinism, language, chess, play, and pataphysics

All this twaddle, the existence of God, atheism, determinism, liberation, societies, death, etc., are pieces of a chess game called language, and they are amusing only if one does not preoccupy oneself with 'winning or losing this game of chess.' 

Marcel Duchamp (1887 - 1968)

Source: The Box in a Valise, translated by David Britt (New Yorki: Rizzoli, 1989) p285

Contributed by: gary

A Quote by Isaac on freedom and determinism

There is no less freedom than that of not accepting the determinisms to which we are subjected.

Isaac Perez

Contributed by: Isaac

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