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Omniscience itself doesn’t contradict freewill. However, omniscience paired with omnipotence does negate free will, at least if you believe such an entity created everything. As an analogy, imagine letting go of a rock in your hand, naturally, you’d know that it would certainly fall down. To such a being, before creating anything, everything that ever could ...


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Thanks for the question -- although it might be good to narrow in a little bit further on what you'd like someone here to explain to you...? You're touching on a problem which is the crux of anthropogenesis in a way -- how do we adapt to rule-following behavior without being destroyed by it in turn? I wanted to react quickly to your point about irrational ...


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Edit : Philosophy, "french definition" : <<< Set of conceptions bearing on the principles of beings and things, on the role of man in the universe, on God, on history and, in general, on all the major problems of metaphysics.>>> Question : Is "conception" dogmatic ? Religion is "conception". A RELIGION (or &...


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I guess the idea of greatness comes from numbers, but you might say something is great if it benefits yourself, or the majority, depending on your ethics


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A being that exists as an idea in the mind and in reality is, other things being equal, greater than a being that exists only as an idea in the mind The idea of greater than here seems reasonable enough. We could represent it by saying that if a and b are assumed greater than zero, then a + b is greater than a, which is true enough. There is a problem, ...


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