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The Silver Lining: Moral Deliberations in Modern Cinema

By: Sam Vaknin, Ph. D.

...true friend. A real friend is expected, above all, to provide us with full and true information and, thereby, to enhance our ability to choose. Trum... ... and the willingness to take risks (such as the risk of providing Truman with full information about his condition). All the actors who played Trum... ...bsence of choice, no utopia can exist. In the absence of full, timely and accurate information, no choice can exist. Actually, the availability of ... ...them are identical states. Only an outside observer - one who in possession of full information regarding both the Matrix and the humans - can tell ... ...hough one can remember their outcomes). One often forgets events, names, and other information even if it was conscious at a given time in one's pa... ...possible where the laws of nature are different. This is the same tired regularity theory in a more exotic guise. They are all descendants of Hume'... ...rld. It mainly arises when we introduce intentional action and perception into the theory of causation. Let us revert to the much- maligned owner of... ... property, planning, wealth and capital. Mental inequalities lead to innovation and theory. Knowledge differentials are at the heart of educational ... ...d logic): computability or recursive functions (later to be developed into Automata Theory). The authors confined themselves to dealing with comput...

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Veritas Neo: The New Vision for a New Reality

By: Kee

...e believe in God. Some don’t. To some people, quantum mechanics and chaos theory play an instrumental part in the patterns of life; to some people, i... ... in existence, and that everything is possible just by the idea that this theory exists: how I came to be here to do this, for example. Some people b... ...xample. Some people believe that the universe is holographic, and that all information exists everywhere at once, and that tapping into this is the r... ...But the simple root of this particular belief statement is this: in chaos theory, it is held that "if a butterfly flaps its wings in Tokyo, the weat... ...- is an emergent belief structure based around the concepts of Multiverse theory[more specifically, it leans more toward interpretations of String T... ... a connection between all of these "levels of reality"; that not only can information pass from one to another or vice versa, but that the vibration... ...lest form. My identity and my origins carried over to this world[for more information, you can find a fuller explanation elsewhere]... and that theo... ...s... they all fail; they depend on each other to share and translate that information. They say that "someone would have seen it coming, somehow"... ... ...s or the potential for destruction therein. It's a wake-up call using the information and signs that are already out there: the ideas that are easy ...

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Frate Cu Meridianele Si Paralelele, Vol. 2

By: Florentin Smarandache

...tincte trec mai multe drepte! A doua prelegere, “A function in the number theory” (O func ţie în teoria numerelor – “Func ţia Smarandache”!) a fost ... ...e în Stockholm 27 de exemplare din "Advances and Applications of DSmT for Information Fusion" (Progrese şi aplica ţii ale Teoriei Dezert-Smarandache... ... Diminea ţa aveam emo ţii, dar am prezentat bine „An Overview on DSmT for Information Fusion”: tare, vorbind rar, gesticulând – ca un profesor la cu... ... lunch (masa de prânz) a urmat Jean cu „Applicatins of Dezert-Smarandache Theory for Information Fusion” în care era şi un capitol din teza de docto... ...a de prânz) a urmat Jean cu „Applicatins of Dezert-Smarandache Theory for Information Fusion” în care era şi un capitol din teza de doctorat a lui S... ...l lucreaz ă într-un spa ţiu hiperbolic. Conform Teoriei Coardelor (String Theory), particulele elementare nu sunt puncte, ci linii finite sau cor... ...ria special ă şi general ă a relativităţii, Modified Lorentz Ether Gange Theory (MLET), deoarece teoria general ă a relativităţii (TGR) nu poate ju...

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I and Thou

By: Martin Bube

...nstituted where two persons meet. Applying this, x thought to the modem theory of history as a process within an unbroken causal system, where fac... ...pulated only with the key. 0 secrecy without a secret I 0 accumulation of information ! It, always It ! * The man who experiences has no pan in the... ... Of course, this happens in a "primitive" form and not in the form of a " theory of knowledge". But whenever the sentence :' I see the tree" is so ... ...ving dealings that would open the world to them, are fully equipped with information; They have pinned the person down in history, and secured his ... ...For a hundred years he is a pupil, is twice dismissed with in­ suflicient information, till finally the right information is given him: U If a man, ...

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Theory of the Person

By: Antonio Mercurio

... education in the schools, what I meant was education through our means of information and disinformation, television, radio, newspapers. I think th... ...s process began with the Romans and then it was not a question of means of information. COMMENT: If we imagine this imperialism of the psyche, eve... ...e can experience pleasure in writing poetry, or developing a philosophical theory, or remembering a pleasurable experience in the past. But, as we s... ...t exists. What is the dramatic shock that happens when I present to you my theory of the SELF? You may answer: what is this SELF? Who has ever actua... ...hate the people themselves; he hated the evil that was within them. In my theory, I affirm that it is also necessary to learn how to hate. I also af... ... cause some problems for me, because they have more to do with a religious theory of humanity, rather than on the study of psychological mechanisms. ... ...o me and to my life. COMMENT: For me it is important to verify that this theory of the Person works for me, for me as a specific individual. AN...

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Paradoxism and Postmodernism in Florenitin Smarandache's Work

By: Ion Soare

...tu Popescu synthesized that period with the inspired syntagma “From action to theory”. And back (for all the life long) to... practice, we should ad... ...the “postmodernization” with any price of the materialistic and old-fashioned theory concerning the “development in spiral”! All these things must... ...rganized the first international conference on the Smarandache notions in the theory of numbers; in 1997 (at the Chair in Algebra of the State Unive... ...ained the title of doctor in mathematics with the thesis New functions in the theory of numbers; about the Smarandache function have already been wr... ...erses (it is risky to name them prose or poetry!) we learn essential data and information about the “becoming” of this (almost) exile in his own coun... ... attentive and subtle observer that is Florentin Smarandache gives us so many information about Morrocco, about the civilization where he has lived ... ...ed.1992, 3 rd ed.1994, 4 th ed.1999). The book is not a journal proper, the information being undated; very seldom is mentioned some year, only wh... ...From the content’s point of view, its attractiveness is given by the unwonted information, a valid situation for those who do not know America. The ... ... our attention by itself. Author’s commentaries alternate everywhere with the information proper. Also, author’s common-sense and honestity are abso...

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Sextus Empiricus and Greek Scepticism

By: Mary Mills Patrick

...vely and critically discussed by English scholars, there are few sources of information available to the student who wishes to make himself familiar ... ... THE PHILOSOPHY OF HERACLITUS 63 Statement of the problem.—The theory of Pappenheim.—The theory of Brochard.—Zeller's theory.—The theor... ...theory of Brochard.—Zeller's theory.—The theory of Ritter and Saisset.—The theory of Hirzel and Natorp.—Critical examination of the subject. CHAP... ...genetic relations of man to the lower animals, and a common interest in the theory of human knowledge. While, however, some of the pages of Sextus' ... ...his condemnation of the attitude of the Empirical School in relation to the theory of knowledge. This difference between the two schools was a small ... ...d on a subtle and unimportant point; in fact, a difference in philosophical theory, and not in medical practice. [1] Brochard Op. cit. Livre IV. 31... ...e gain very little knowledge from internal evidence, and outside sources of information are equally uncertain. Diogenes Laertius must have been a ge...

...philosophy. For while other schools of Greek philosophy have been exhaustively and critically discussed by English scholars, there are few sources of information available to the student who wishes to make himself familiar with the teachings of Pyrrhonism. The aim has been, accordingly, to give a concise presentation of Pyrrhonism in relation to its historical development ...

...a common desire to investigate the phenomena of sense-perception, and the genetic relations of man to the lower animals, and a common interest in the theory of human knowledge. While, however, some of the pages of Sextus' works would form a possible introduction to certain lines of modern philosophical thought, we cannot carry the analogy farther, for Pyrrhonism as a whol...

...rippa.—The two Tropes.—The Tropes of Aenesidemus against Aetiology.. 31 -- Aenesidemus And The Philosophy Of Heraclitus-Statement of the problem.—The theory of Pappenheim.—The theory of Brochard.—Zeller's theory.—The theory of Ritter and Saisset.—The theory of Hirzel and Natorp.—Critical examination of the subject.. 63 -- Critical Examination Of Pyrrhonism-Pyrrhonism and P...

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Fourth International Anthology on Paradoxism

By: Florentin Smarandache

...science too! Let’s see an example from cybernetics, regarding the fusion of information. The robots dispose of multi-sensors which receive informat... ...f multi-sensors which receive informations that must be processed, but these informations are often contradictory in a smaller or higher degree. The... ...ry in a smaller or higher degree. The fusion of such conflicting, paradoxist informations in science is an old problem not entirely solved by the ex... ...ade, Smets, Yager, Zadeh (fuzzy sets), etc. The robot needs to process these informations and gets alone a decision. Here it is the paradoxism. Simi... ...lopment of computer science and technology in order to combine many types of information (fuzzy, uncertain, imprecise, paradoxist, incomplete etc.) ... ...n expertise, sensor measurements, AI expert systems, neural network, quantum theory, economics predictions). One such theory, that permits the comb... ...e combination of paradoxist information, has been called Dezert-Smarandache Theory of Plausible and Paradoxical Reasoning for Data Fusion (2002). ... ...en nothing is impossible Except the possibility of everything. Haiku: SET THEORY If the Superset containing ALL sets Cannot be said to include...

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Cyclopedia of Philosophy

By: Sam Vaknin

...anctity of Human Life" by Baruch A. Brody). One form of calculus is the utilitarian theory. It calls for the maximization of utility (life, happines... ...es. Despite strong philosophical objections to some of the premises of utilitarian theory - I agree with its practical prescriptions. In this cont... ...tween aborting a fetus and destroying a sperm and an egg? These two contain all the information (=all the potential) and their destruction is philos... ...or falsified. Attaining an achievement involves the construction of an ad-hoc mini theory. Reality has to be thoroughly surveyed, models constructe... ...at the incentives are. That economists pretend otherwise - in "optimal contracting theory" - just serves to demonstrate how divorced economics is f... ...ve doubt. Markets are perceived as self-organizing, self-assembling, exchanges of information, goods, and services. Adam Smith's "invisible hand" ... ...gnore the future consequences of their actions. In other words, their attention and information processing faculties are distorted, skewed in favour... ...element of an idiosyncratic, non-communicable, language - we have no access to any information regarding it and, therefore, we are in no position t... ...about our health and imminent demise? Not likely. But why? What is the relevance of information about the future (our own looming death) when one is...

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A Unifying Field in Logics : Neutrosophic Logic. Neutrosophy, Neutrosophic Set, Neutrosophic Probability

By: Florentin Smarandache

...thus opening new ways of research in four fields: philosophy, logics, set theory, and probability/statistics. It was known to me his setting up in 1... ...so, to experiment." 2.2. Etymology: Paradoxism = paradox+ism, means the theory and school of using paradoxes in literary, artistic, philosophical... ... with different ideational spectra. Neutrosophy considers a proposition, theory, event, concept, or entity, "A" in relation to its opposite, "Anti- ... ...ard or non-standard subsets included in . 0, 1 + 0. The Fundamental Theory: Every idea <A> tends to be neutralized, diminished, balanced by <... ... because man is lost, small, unimportant, forgotten in the huge amalgam of information, news at every second, scientific and cultural forces... He d... ...hange". The philosopher is not capable of discovering unique form of information (Wittgenstein). But no use and (ab)use of neutrosophy in... .... This non-restriction allows paraconsistent, dialetheist, and incomplete information to be characterized in NL {i.e. the sum of all three component... ...ponents if they are defined as subsets can be >1 88 (for paraconsistent information coming from different sources) or < 1 for incomplete informati... ...ng from different sources) or < 1 for incomplete information}, while that information can not be described in IFL because in IFL the components T (t...

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Introduction to Neutrosophic Logic

By: Charles Ashbacher

... ordered in a paper bound reprint from: Books on Demand ProQuest Information & Learning (University of Microfilm International) 300 ... ...ache called Smarandache Notions Journal that is edited by Dr. Minh Perez. Information about it and other advances can be found on the web site devot... ...of Inference Section 7 Formal Reasoning Section 8 Quantification Theory Section 9 Uses of Logic In Computer Programming 7 13 14 1... ...o use truth tables to perform the computations. For that we need a formal theory. Definition 1.5.1: A formal theory is a system S constructed from... ...heorem in the system S. Example: The following is a formal axiomatic theory L a) The set of symbols in L are { ¬, →, (, ), T, F, p 1 , p 2 , ... ... . B Definition 1.5.2: The formal axiomatic theory L in the previous example is known as the propositional calculus. ... ... f = 1. B) But to refer to intuitionistic logic, which means incomplete information on a variable, proposition or event one has t + i + f < 1. ... ..., referring to paraconsistent logic, which means contradictory sources of information about a same logical variable, proposition, or event one has t ... ...hen it follows that t 2 = t 3 . However, if f 1 ≤ t 2 , then we have no information about t 3 , so we make no assumptions and set it equal to zero...

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General Concept of World Creation : Volume 45

By: Yuri Poludyonnyy

...ous and scientific knowledge. The mechanism of genesis and development of the matter is under consideration; it is viewed as a circle of energy and information transformation. The model of the world creation and the cycle of Universe existence based on the Set Theory are presented in the article. Proof by contradiction is used for grounding artificial genesis of the mat...

...Table of Contents Introduction .............................................................................. 3 Energy-Information Circle ....................................................... 6 Informa as the Substance .......................................................... 9 The Structure of World Creation ...............................

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Dialectics of Force: Ontobia

By: Alex Battler

....................83 1 . Force and/or Energy...........................................................................85 2 . The Big Bang, or the Theory of Everything......................................89 3. Singularity vs. Vacuum.................................................................... 95 4. The Universe and Its Laws....................................

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Ultrapolemici

By: Florentin Smarandache

...o experiment.” B) Etymology: Paradoxism =paradox +ism, means the theory and school of using paradoxes in literary and artistic creation. ... ...Arizona) or in Gallup (New Mexico). I tried to answer each letter sending information on the paradoxism and also paradoxist diplomas where it was t... ...000000000100000000000000 0000000000000000000000000 referring to my number theory sequences that he found on the web. ... ...f the First International Conference on Smarandache Type Notions in Number Theory, Universitatea din Craiova, editori – C. Dumitrescu şi V. Seleacu,... ...0) A Set of New Smarandache Functions, Sequences and Conjectures in Number Theory, de Felice Russo, Lupton, 2000, 114 p. În afara acestor c ăr ţi,... ...f the First International Conference on Smarandache Type Notions in Number Theory, editori: C. Dumitrescu şi V. Seleacu, Lupton, 1997, 208 pag. 8. C...

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Man with No Name

By: Wally Amos

...d now I had a chance to treat my life as a living laboratory and put this theory to the test. I resolved to be easy on myself and to approach the fu... ...other people to fame and to fortune. The Napoleon Hill Foundation runs an information center that distributes printed matter, conducts seminars, and... ...eeling that counts, not the words. Thanks for reading my book. I hope the information you've read will help you turn some of your lemons into lemona... ... today's fast-paced, often perplexing business environment. The valuable information in this book was drawn first from the author's personal experi...

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A Treatise on Government Translated from the Greek of Aristotle

By: William Ellis A. M.

...te doctor. It is one of the most marked characteristics of Greek political theory that Plato and Aristotle think of the statesman as one who has knowl... ...ect to these honours which he proposes to bestow on those who can give any information useful to the community, this, though very pleasing in speculat... ...o plan these things, it is rather so to carry them into execution; for the theory is the child of our wishes, but the practical part must depend upon ...

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Speculations and Physics

By: Sam Vaknin, Ph. D.

...ce of all acquired characteristics as the sole vehicle of evolution) and Evolution Theory postulate that function determines form. Natural selectio... ...ck. When water waves hit rocks and retreat, they communicate to the ocean at large information about the obstacles they have encountered (their sha... ...obstacles they have encountered (their shape, size, texture, location, etc.). This information modifies the form and angle of attack (among other p... ...m is efficiently conveyed to all other divisions. T E C H NICAL NOT E - Complexity Theory and Ambiguity or Vagueness A Glossary of the terms used ... ...ecause we cannot predict future "borderline cases". It would seem that a complexity theory formalism can accurately describe both ambiguity and vagu... ... derived from a-priori structures embedded in the human mind. 2. It provides high information density, akin to stenography. Just a few symbols arr... ...ates")? Indeed, pointer States are reminiscent of the "strange attractors" of chaos theory! Most measurements are indirect - they tally the effects ... ...a-priori "awareness" of how it fits into an ever more ordered Universe how is the information transferred from the Universe to the entangled quant... ...ntangled quantum system and measurement system at the moment of measurement? Such information must be communicated superluminally (at a speed grea...

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Modelling of Rationality...and Beyond the Physics

By: Gh. C. Dinulescu

... The author of this paper is convinced that the Platonic theory of ″reminiscence″ is not a mere speculation, and the meaning of the... ...r optimistic- poised approaches. Related to the novel character of a new theory, the physicist Niels Bohr said: <For a theory to be true, it shoul... ...″internal perfection and external confirmation″ should be selected>. This theory assumes scientific responsibility for its assertions and tries to fu... ...k. In the ″History of Ancient Thought″, Athanase Joja states that <.… the theory of reminiscence is purely Platonic. The idea that science exists as... ...l essence of spirituality, to the effect that the monads are, come to be, information carriers. If this was not already stated, it is now the time t... ...was not already stated, it is now the time to state that the monad is the ″informational unit″. As regards the intellect, one can state that its mai... ...ic explanations for this phenomenon, we prefer to classify such pieces of information as false or to assign them to some conjunctural affective condi... ... even controlled cataleptic conditions. Based on some occultist pieces of information there have been speculations on the possibility of extrasensor... ...he case of sensory communication (printed matter, video or audio recorded information, archaeological artifacts, etc. 26 are not finally subject ...

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Hypotheses on Ulysses

By: Antonio Mercurio

... is ingenious, beautiful and elegant. It is an interpretation based on the theory of Cosmo-Art, which unites heaven and earth, life and death, men ... ...e our life and our destiny (see A.M. “Teoria dell’inconscio esistenziale” {Theory of the Existential Unconscious}, Published by Costellazione di Ari... ...at operates within us and for us, even when we are unaware of it (see A.M. Theory of the Person and Existential Personalistic Anthropology, publishe... ...to enter into the paternal one. Travelling by land and sea to try to find information about his father, without telling his mother about this voyag... ...ond what Freud, Jung and Reich have already said, I described in my book: “Theory of the Person and Existential Personalistic Anthropology” (publish... ... learn to transform them. The Christian ascetics do not agree with this theory but I prefer Indian wisdom and the wisdom of Homer when dealing wi... ...ravel through infinite spaces 205 is born. This light carries energy and information that produce a new type of beauty that does not yet exist. U...

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Extenics in Higher Dimensions

By: Florentin Smarandache

...cs, together with Victor Vlădăreanu, Mihai Liviu Smarandache, Tudor Păroiu, and Ştefan Vlăduţescu, in 2D and 3D spaces in technology, philosophy, and information theory....

...Romanian], by Florentin Smarandache, Tudor Păroiu: 79 7. Extension Communication for Solving the Ontological Contradiction between Communication and Information, by Florentin Smarandache, Ştefan Vlăduţescu: 99-112...

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