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What If

Author : Nicholas Rescher
ISBN : 9781351321860
Genre : Philosophy
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Thought experimentation has been a staple of philosophical methodology since classical antiquity, when Xenophanes of Colophon speculated that if horses had gods, they would be equine in form. Nicholas Rescher's What If? undertakes a systematic survey of the role and utility of thought experiments in philosophy. After surveying the historical issues, Rescher examines the principles involved, and explains the conditions under which thought experimentation can validly yield instructive results in philosophy. The reader gains understanding of the differences between scientific and philosophical experiments. What If? begins by examining the nature of thought experiments. It presents an overview of how thought experiments have figured in natural science and in historical studies, before moving on to examine how they function as an instrument of philosophical inquiry. After examining thought experiments from the pre-Socratics to the present day, Rescher turns from history to analysis, and examines the modes of reasoning involved in the use of speculative hypotheses in philosophical problem solving. He shows the limitations of speculative ontology, showing that thought experimentation can lead readily to paradox in a way that increasingly diminishes its usefulness. The book concludes by arguing and illustrating how and when it becomes pointless to push speculation, or thought experimentation beyond the limits of intelligibility and cogent sense. Among the principal features of Rescher's book is its elaborate analysis of the appropriate conditions for philosophical thought experimentation. Its cardinal thesis is that there indeed are limits to the appropriateness of this important methodological resource and that transgressing these limits destroys the prospect of drawing any valid lessons for the philosophical enterprise. What If? will be of interest to philosophers, students of philosophy, and theorists of logic and reasoning.

What If

Author : Ironwil
ISBN : 9781452098159
Genre : Fiction
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DECEPTION, GREED, PERVERSION, EVIL DESIRES TO OVERCOME THE GOOD OF A NATION WHICH ONCE WAS A GOD-FEARING SUPER POWER... What If? draws you into the demonic workings of sin-filled beings who are bent on dominating and controlling self-centered, weak people who rely on a leadership who promises the gold ring but delivers the stench of sulfur, and killings so vile only the lowest of beasts could fathom. Humans see only what can be touched, what is unseen can be holy or loathsome, and what is repulsive is coming to an ungodly nation which has fallen so far you have to wonder, is there a way out? When people don't have God in their lives they can be deceived so easily. Morals and family values are so important in order to prosper in God's Name. The world has come to this point in What If? where they live for themselves, resist God's Word, and the family structure has decayed so far that there is little left that resembles what God represented in His Holy Word. How much money do we really need to be happy? What is more important, money to live or money for prestige? Who would be happier at the end of the day, the end of the world? What will become of this place most call home when Robert steps into the leadership role for which he has been programmed and customized? Will Sabula fulfill the purpose for which she was placed here? Will Father John succeed in his role of informant? Will Steven, Penny, Dale, and Lisa follow God's Plan? Read how it all began and where it is going.

What If Was W Re Wenn

Author : Randall Munroe
ISBN : 9783641143114
Genre : Nature
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Endlich erfindet wieder jemand das Pop-Science-Erklärbuch neu! Wenn xkcd.com einen neuen Science Cartoon postet, vibriert das Internet. Sein Blog What if, auf dem der Physiker Randall Munroe jede Woche scheinbar unsinnige Fragen mit exakter Wissenschaft und genialen Strichmännchen beantwortet, ist Kult. Wie lange würde es dauern, bis wir merken würden, dass sich der Erdumfang verändert? Was wäre, wenn der gesamte Niederschlag in einem – quasi omnidirektionalen - Überschall-Regentropfen fiele? Endlich auch als Buch und endlich auf Deutsch!

What If

Author : Regina J. Williams
ISBN : 0935699228
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A child speculates about flying teddy bears, flowers that taste like candy, gold snowflakes, and more.

What If

Author : K. C. Rinehart
ISBN : 1932420436
Genre : Self-Help
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Your life may be a mess because of panic. In fact, it may have turned into a nightmare. Now all you can do is hope you can get through the day without a panic attack. What you may not realize is that it is possible to have a day without panic. And it can start now. Today is the day to take your life back and to kick panic to the curb. You're ready to get over panic attacks. You're waiting for your life to begin again. If that's what you truly want, get ready. It's time to put it into motion. I speak from experience because that's what I did. I found a way to stop the panic. I hope that my story, What If.? My Story of Panic Attacks, can help you do the same. Isn't it time to take your life back?

What If

Author : Kasey Brad
ISBN : 9781453537282
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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What if you had an awakening? What if you had the experience through channeling to speak to your higher self? Or perhaps a higher entity? Brad Wallis has had such an experience. Through a car accident that caused brain injury or perhaps we should say, an awakening to his higher soul and raising of his frequency, he finally became aware of communications that had been happening his whole life. Through the use of a “channel” and through extraordinary conversations, Brad began to ask some questions that he had always thought of, and he got answers. This book has some of those questions and some of those conversations. What if you could ask and get answers to your innermost questions? Let’s begin and see how it was done. These conversations will show you that you can ask the question, “What if?”

What If

Author : Dwayne Rae
ISBN : 9781456717971
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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How many of us have made the decision to put ourselves at-risk in the work site? Now that we have answered that question with, “I have”, how many of us have ever sat around after making that decision and said, “I knew that was going to happen”? This book is about watching people very early on in my career who constantly took risks to benefit the company’s bottom line. When I saw others do it, I decided to do it also. The results were a life time of escalating at-risk behaviour and then ultimately paying a tremendous personal price for it. In this book I share my revelations, and rationalise why I and others like me kept doing the unsafe acts. I share many heartfelt stories, some that end humourously and some that end tragically. I promise you that everything in this book is a real as it gets. Sometimes fact is indeed more terrifying than fiction. Thousands of people have attended my seminars and been moved by my lifetime of recollections. This book continues the sharing process on larger scale. For all the wrong reasons, please enjoy this book of my life.

What If Ii

Author : Robert Cowley
ISBN : 1101220791
Genre : History
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What if Lincoln didn't abolish slavery? What if an assassin succeeded in killing FDR in 1933? This volume presents 25 intriguing "what if..." scenarios by some of today's greatest historical minds-including James Bradley, Caleb Carr, James Chace, Theodore F. Cook, Jr., Carlos M.N. Eire, George Feifer, Thomas Fleming, Richard B. Frank, Victor Davis Hanson, Cecelia Holland, Alistair Horne, David Kahn, Robert Katz, John Lukacs, William H. McNeill, Lance Morrow, Williamson Murray, Josiah Ober, Robert L. O'Connell, Geoffrey Parker, Theodore K. Rabb, Andrew Roberts, Roger Spiller, Geoffrey C. Ward, and Tom Wicker.

What If

Author : Denny T.
ISBN : 9781477265710
Genre : Philosophy
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What If is a small, but powerful, controversial presentation that is intended to incite profitable thought into 2012 American presidential politics by asking and answering a series of what-if political questions that lead to a better understanding of our financial mess and a simple health-care solution that could provide more jobs and reduce our national debt.

What If

Author : Kevin E. Moore
ISBN : 9781468542233
Genre : Religion
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Have you ever grown tired of hearing about the battle between science and religion? Or searched for the answer to a question, only to come up with another dead end? This book is a collection of poems and thoughts, by the author, simply meant to intrigue you enough to discover and find answers to some of the thoughts and questions you have yourself. Some of the contents of this book are of actual events and responses, to questions and problems, the author faced and dealt with in his everyday life. With an interesting collection of stories and poetry, this book is intended for the enjoyment of all its readers, and to, hopefully, bring peace and serenity into their lives as well.

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