Omniscience


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Omniscience

Ea
shrewd god; knew everything in advance. [Babylonian Myth.: Gilgamesh]
God
knows all: past, present, and future. [Christianity and Judaism: NCE, 1098–1099]
Santa Claus
he knows who has been bad or good. [Western Folklore: Misc.]
Sphinx
ancient Egyptian symbol of all-knowingness. [Heraldry: Halberts, 38]
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He discusses Prajnakaragupta's arguments on omniscience and religious authority from the perspectives of the Buddha's omniscience in Buddhist epistemology, the refutation of God's omniscience, the generating process of the Buddha's omniscience, and the proof of the omniscient Buddha.
The fact that Olson does not defend her analysis but concentrates on the analogy between author and God illustrates that she sees omniscience as serving other purposes than those of narratological analysis.
That The Market is not at all displeased by downsizing or a growing income gap, or can be gleeful about the expansion of cigarette sales to Asian young people, should not cause anyone to question its ultimate omniscience.
But in the twenty years since Sternberg's book--and in significant measure because of the interest sparked by his book--the premise that all heterodiegetic narrators exercise Godlike omniscience has been questioned.
As opposed to his usual practice, Auster chose a third-person approach to each Archie, the narrative voice often verging into analytical omniscience.
It will show how omniscience is avoided, and evidence of absolute possibility is achieved, in different manners in the Fast and Slow Way.
THE CONCEPTION OF THE CURRENT MOMENT as one of proliferation induces anxiety, because it threatens a phantasy of omniscience.
id=crfVRzjHn54C&pg=PA189&lpg=PA189&dq=Pausanias+Description+of+Greece+Lycaon&source=bl&ots=_cOPuVawoy&sig=BWmXm9y6WWWhCJfVE-JJyVnLO20&hl=en&sa=X&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q&f=false) Description of Greece ," the second-century Greek traveller and geographer Pausanias tells the tale of Lycaon - the king of Arcadia who, to test Zeus' omniscience, served him a dish made of roasted human flesh.
44 caliber omniscience police our every move, and possibly even our thoughts.
Yes if it weren't for the emperor's omniscience the gaze that
Almighty Allah is powerful enough to create worlds within worlds, to create all things from nothing, and gloriously shows His sublime omniscience by creating atoms in tiny specks of space and making atoms, which themselves consist of 99 percent empty space, the natural causes of matter itself.
However it is in Crow's omniscience that his writing really succeeds, and though you often hate the unwanted visitor, his twisted support is understandable and strangely desired.