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cognitive disparity between gods and men” (Bryan 2012, 48). She develops the thesis that “Xenophanes’ mortals are limited to opinion precisely because they do not have the unlimited conception and thought of god” (Bryan 2012, 51). The parallels with epic and lyric poetry certainly give good historical

In: History of Philosophy & Logical Analysis
Author: David Crossley

of individual personality required the right to accumulate unlimited property through the mechanism of the market,” and recognized “that the existence of a proletariat … was inconsistent with the rationale of private property, which required that everyone should have enough property, over and above a

In: History of Philosophy & Logical Analysis
Author: Gerd Gigerenzer

approximation to the demon, while the third blames humans for failing to reach this ideal. I will use the term omniscience to refer to this ideal of perfect knowl- edge (of past and present, not of the future). The mental ability to de- duce the future from perfect knowledge requires unlimited computatio- nal

In: Philosophie: Grundlagen und Anwendungen /Philosophy: Foundations and Applications
Author: Axel Gelfert

should not, be unlimited; this is why the problem perhaps should have been phrased in terms of intellectual trust from the very beginning, rather than in terms of faith: Trust is always trust within limits, whereas faith can be unlimited (and may not only persist but grow stronger even against better

In: History of Philosophy & Logical Analysis
Author: Peter Rohs

complete explanation not only of all processes in the universe but also of the process of the universe itself. Weinberg speaks of “dreams of a final theory,” 1 of a “final theory, one that would be of unlimited validity and entirely satisfying in its completeness and consistency.” 2 Is this

In: Mind and the Present

part is totally different in kind and without parallel in Plato's works. Parmenides refers to items from a list of contrary properties that also figure in Zenon's writings, for example: unity - plurality, divisible - indivisible, limited - unlimited, moved - unmoved, iden- tical - non

In: History of Philosophy & Logical Analysis
Author: Peter Rohs

quantum mechanics has shown, the unlimited validity of the causal principle can even become questionable for empirical reasons. It turns out that there are events that cannot be explained individually but only prognosticated or explained in terms of probability theory within the framework of a larger

In: Mind and the Present
Author: Jonathan Greig

is referenced. Damascius’ reasoning is extended into Argument (2*), when he draws on the notion, found in Aristotle’s Metaphysics α .2 and K.10, 64 that there is no actual existence of the infinite or unlimited: a fortiori the cosmos, or the ‘all’ ( to pan ), cannot be infinite but must, itself

In: History of Philosophy & Logical Analysis
Author: Ludwig Siep

denial of human rights in theocratic models or pseudo-religious totalitarianism. As psychology and ethnology have shown, the regiment of absolute truths interpreted by prophets and leaders (»Führer«) with unlimited authority meets deep seated human longings for guidance and self-sacrifice sometimes

In: Menschenrechte und Menschenwürde im kulturellen Kontext

exhibiting pathology. Reflection of such pathological expressions results in the possibility of an unlimited number of further levels of this hierarchy. Naturally, Simmons wants to a block any temptation to think that the reflective hierarchy is a Tarskian hierarchy. The latter generates new, distinct senses

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