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Is there any theories that state this?

  1. Jan 12, 2006 #1
    I'm really interested in philosphy now. Especially Solipsism and this one especially:

    Determinism is the philosophical proposition that every event, including human cognition and action, is causally determined by an unbroken chain of prior occurrences. No mysterious miracles or wholly random events occur. If there has been even one indeterministic event since the beginning of time, then determinism is false.

    I really want to get a book on more philopshy, as now it seems to be my favorite science. ButI dont have any money, just bought grandt heft auto,a nd my parents sold my car.


    Is there any theories that state we will never know everything?

    There's some pretty 'far out' theories such as 'we don't really exist'. I know this can't be disproven, but why do people believe this?

    Also, another question:
    When I was only 8, I remember asking myself "What would happen if I did go to the beach ..." I wasn't thinking about what would happen there; but rather, the reprocusions that did. I thought of the possible chain of events, however minor, that could alter history forever. For all I know, we could've got in an accident on our way there, or I could've my best friend of my life, who knows. Is there a theory for such?

    It still boggles my mind that I thought of the implications of this at such a young age..did anyone here have similiar thoughts?
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  3. Jan 12, 2006 #2
    Concerning your beach-question, that i very much like the Chaos Theory, thought up by meteorologist Ed Lorenz in the fifties. I don't know if there has been much philosophical thought about that, but it certainly is what you mean.
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