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The conflict between omniscience and free will

If God is defined as omniscient, and omniscience entails the knowledge of everything, then God knows what I will do in the future. It seems this property of God is incompatible with my free will. 1,415 more words

Philosophy

The Cedar Run Experience, Part 19

1. It felt like the week’s visit to several brook trout streams was just practice for my reentry to Cedar Run. My last installment to The Cedar Run Experience (#18) was in December 2014, so it’s been a while since I’ve had a chance to fly-fish/hike on one of Pennsylvania’s finest. 779 more words

Me, Myself and I

Who am I, who is this self with which I identify? Just a bundle of subjective experience, drowning in a sea of consciousness…

Who are we, the true sons of Adam, mythical daughters of Eve? 59 more words

Philosophy Of Mind

Elements of Metaphysics

  • Axioms

The primary concept which cannot be reduced or refuted. It is valid in itself and cannot be broken further down. These are statement which not only true but cannot be denied. 657 more words

Metaphysics

Conversations With A Book.

The reading of all good books is indeed like a conversation with the noblest men of past centuries who were the authors of them, nay a carefully studied conversation, in which they reveal to us none but the best of their thoughts. 163 more words

Life

"I think, therefore I am."

How many of you know who said it? If you guessed Rene Descartes (the French philosopher, Mathematician and writer), you’re correct. It’s what I’ve shaped the creation of my life around. 776 more words

"Something Honorable" Found In Number "e"

“I must find something honourable!” (from Lawrence of Arabia)

In the 1962 movie, Lawrence of Arabia, there is a scene where Auda abu Tayi (Anthony Quinn), the leader of the powerful local Howeitat tribe, declares in exasperation, “I must find something honorable.” And so it was that, with lies reaching an enormous scale – a blizzard of lies – Ersjdamoo determined upon finding something honorable and found it in the number “e”. 583 more words