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  Omniscience   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Eternity is the plenitude of omniscience being omniscient.
As follows from the definition of omniscience as the knowledge possibly greatest to conceive, the knowledge of the omniscience about itself is not the omniscience O because the existence of omniscience O' derived from O enriches the omniscience.
According to the definition of omniscience (see Postulate), this enhancement is the greatest possible, and it is possible only when the knowledge on the mutual relation between O and O' is expressed in the third omniscience O'' derived from O' and through it from O.
www.staff.amu.edu.pl /~zbigonys/omniscience.html   (4830 words)

  Omniscience - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
That somebody is omniscient in the sense of possessing all possible propositional knowledge does not imply that she also possesses all possible experiential knowledge.
Omniscience is also studied in game theory, where it is not necessarily an advantageous quality if one's omniscience is a published fact.
Omniscience is also used in the field of literary analysis and criticism, referring to the point of view of the narrator.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Omniscience   (1322 words)

 Six Approaches to the Concept of Omniscience
Buddhism is the veritable champion of Dharmajnata because Buddha’s Omniscience is the sense of Dharmajna or Margajna (Path-leader).
Thus omniscience is demonstrated as a religious necessity, i.e., we pass from metaphysical determination to an ethical and volitional determination of knowledge.
Lord Mahavira's omniscience is a religious necessity and possibility of human omniscience is a rare intellectual achievement of the Jaina Logicians in the face of terrific opposition from the side of the Mimamsakas.
www.jainworld.com /jainbooks/ramjees/6approach.htm   (2064 words)

 Omniscience : Misconceptions and Clarifications
Those who argue for the existence of omniscience as a fact, rests on metaphysical postulates that knowledge is the self-functioning of the self.
God's omniscience cannot entail determinism on the analogy of an intimate friend having the fore knowledge of another's voluntary actions without affecting his friend's moral freedom, is not a very good argument.
To say that the omniscient being believes in an infinitely large number of true synthetic propositions is vague and self-contradictory, for this depends upon the belief at least in one proposition : "Nothing is unknown to him".
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 Omniscience and Divine Foreknowledge [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
Omniscience is an attribute having to do with knowledge; it is the attribute of "having knowledge of everything." Many philosophers consider omniscience to be an attribute possessed only by a divine being, such as the God of Western monotheism.
Since much of the literature on omniscience understands the concept as knowledge of true propositions, the remaining sections of the article will not suppose that the ultimate truth-bearers of God’s knowledge are beliefs or propositions and the two terms will be used interchangeably to refer to whatever the truth-bearers happen to be.
If to be omniscient, it is sufficient to have a superior kind of cognitive power without thereby exercising that power, Jesus could be said to be divine even though he did not fully exercise his power to know many things.
www.iep.utm.edu /o/omnisci.htm   (14632 words)

 logical omniscience of reactive systems
The notion of logical omniscience is orthogonal to distinctions between Knowledge and Belief:- the concepts of 'knowledge' and 'belief' intermix freely in this paper.
Agents are not omniscient about the contingent facts of the world they inhabit: there are many possible ways the world could be, that an agent cannot distinguish between.
The problem of 'logical omniscience' in its traditional guise was outlined, and some recent attempts to address it were surveyed.
www.interweave-consulting.com /h/omnisc.html   (3592 words)

 Philosophy of Religion .info - Arguments for Atheism - Problems with Divine Omniscience
The doctrine of divine omniscience, though, faces several philosophical objections; there are a number of arguments in the philosophy of religion that purport to demonstrate that God cannot possibly know everything.
Further, if being omniscient were thought to be a part of what is involved in being God, then these arguments against the doctrine of divine omniscience might even constitute proofs of atheism, of the non-existence of God.
Omniscience, it is said, entails knowledge of the set of all truths.
www.philosophyofreligion.info /omniscience.html   (433 words)

 Definition of omniscience - Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
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 God and Omniscience
This omniscient being would know where precisely in the earth it initially deposited each atom and where that spot is exactly today, as well as where it will be in the future.
Hence, we must turn our attention to man himself as the purpose of God's omniscience, for in fact it is from men to begin with that all claims of god-belief originate (the stars do not align in the form of letters and attest to the existence of God or gods by spelling out their names).
While the priest himself may not claim omniscient privilege to the minds of his flock, the priest is ever ready to remind the believer of the all-seeing eye of their voyeuristic God.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Sparta/1019/Omniscience.htm   (9839 words)

 RFC 3751 (rfc3751) - Omniscience Protocol Requirements
This memo proposes a number of requirements for a new protocol, the Omniscience Protocol, that could be used to enable such efforts.
He said this "may be the only way you can teach somebody about copyrights." "If we can find some way to do this without destroying their machines, we'd be interested in hearing about that," Mr Hatch was quoted as saying during a Senate hearing.
Omniscience Protocol Requirements For the purpose of these requirements, I will assume that the OP is implemented using a client-server model, where the OP client is installed on the user's computer and the server is installed on a computer run by a law or copyright enforcement organization.
www.faqs.org /rfcs/rfc3751.html   (2504 words)

 Divine Omniscience & Free Will   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
If God only had beliefs concerning future free actions that were indefeasible in virtue of being probabilistic, the doctrine of divine omniscience would not be threatened by the fact that people do sometimes act out of character.
So far as past and present are concerned, God is omniscient, so he is aware of all current tendencies, powers, plans, and whatever else might grow into a future threat to us.
Nicholas Wolterstorff, in an essay which trenchantly argues for God everlasting, claims that if God is timeless he cannot be omniscient in the received sense.[11] For if God has no temporal properties, as the eternality theory requires, he cannot have any knowledge the possession of which presupposes temporal properties.
www.tyler.net /triddorus/omniscience.html   (5921 words)

 The Responsibility Of Omniscience - ExChristian.Net - Articles
One of the attributes that are ascribed to God is that of omniscience.
The majority of this article is not directed at those individuals, however the open theists may feel obliged to re-think their position before they get to the last sentence of the essay.
However, the majority of Christians and theists do indeed believe the strong definition of omniscience should be applied to their almighty God.
exchristian.net /exchristian/2005/02/responsibility-of-omniscience.php   (1432 words)

 Omniscience of the Guru
What could be called metaphysical omniscience, or knowing the self and God, is what is meant when it is said that the liberated soul is all-knowing (sarvajna).
This conforms to the metaphysical notion of omniscience.
Omniscient (sarvajna) is defined later in this way: "One who knows everything in the minds of others, even when separated by time and space, is called omniscient." (Brs.
www.vina.cc /stories/PHILOSOPHICAL/2005/9/omniscience.of.the.guru.html   (1838 words)

 Omniscience, Weak PSR, and Method
Gale adheres to the traditional concept of omniscience, according to which an omniscient being is one who "knows all and believes only true propositions" (57).
Thus we could save the notion of all the truths, thereby ending this sort of trouble not only for the notion of omniscience but for the notion of a possible world as a world book or as paired with one (where a world book would now be an MCS of sentences).
Limiting the truth-bearers to sentences restricts what an omniscient being can know to what can be expressed by a sentence, indeed by a sentence in a humanly possible language (a language each of whose sentences we humans could in principle construct, parse and interpret in a finite number of steps).
www.vanderbilt.edu /~postjf/OmWpsrMeth7.02nc.htm   (7215 words)

 Apocalypse soon - X files - The Omniscience of God
Another place the omniscience of God is seen and illustrated in the OT is the example of Jonah.
One place that the omniscience of God is hinted at in the NT is the Sermon on the Mount.
We may well entrust things of passing value to those who are not omniscient, but we would hardly trust our lives and eternal destiny to one with less than total knowledge.
www.apocalypsesoon.org /xfile-41.html   (4092 words)

 Free Will and Omniscience - Sean Hannity Discussion
This compassion is lost on a God that would have the omniscience ability to foresee your ultimate fate.
But fundementally the problem with omniscience is that is contradicts omnipotence.
That is why I stated, and still believe, that you have drawn an incorrect conclusion as to how omnipotence correlates with omniscience.
www.hannity.com /forum/showthread.php?t=42459   (1752 words)

 Amazon.com: The Paradox of God and the Science of Omniscience: Books: Clifford A. Pickover   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Many, including the prisoner's dilemma, are familiar from popular applications of game theory, such as their use in arguments on all sides of the nuclear arms race during the cold war.
In the end, Pickover seems convinced that God cannot be omniscient in the traditional sense of the term, and he is convinced that this helps reduce apparent conflicts between science and religion.
You may not be encouraged by this bit of practical knowledge, but people have thought about omniscient beings for as long as they have been people.
www.amazon.com /Paradox-God-Science-Omniscience/dp/0312294115   (4035 words)

 Omniscience and the Openness of God
Divine Omniscience and the Openness of God and Human Freedom - by Donald H. Wacome, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy, Northwestern College, Orange City, Iowa.
Next to the work of L. McCabe, this may be the best general work on the divine nescience view of Omniscience and the Openness of God that I have come across.
Omniscience and Freedom: A Case for the Opposition - by Dr. Ron Barnette, Department of Philosophy, Valdosta State University.
twtministries.com /articles/9_openness/index.html   (1155 words)

 The Concept of Omniscience: No Problem   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Christianity holds that God knows everything, but something particular is meant when it is said that God is omniscient: more or less that God knows all true propositions and has knowledge of all states of affairs of which one can have knowledge.
It was also argued that the possession of omniscience demands the knowledge of actual infinities (as opposed to qualitative infinities) though actual infinities (supposedly) do not exist, thus making Christian claims to God’s omniscience to be false.
But this is just one response to the question of power sets, and there seems to be no reason thus far to reject the idea that an entity could be omniscient.
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 Does Omniscience Contradict Free Will? - Come Reason Ministries
The Bible says that God knows "the end from the beginning (Isaiah 46:10)." For omniscience to be truly knowledgeable it must be correct knowledge, so premise number 4 is also granted.
In examining the argument, the assumption is made in premise 3 that because God knows I will choose A somehow denies me the choice of B. That is the premise that Christianity rejects.
Omniscience and free will are not incompatible and it is a non-sequitor to claim otherwise.
www.comereason.org /phil_qstn/phi038.asp   (813 words)

 MyDD :: Dick Morris and Pundit Omniscience Disease
John Dewey was quoted saying, "Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of the imagination." it seems that the quote is equally valid when the word science is replaced with politics.
I admire your refocus on class differences as a basis of political faction, but it is a bit twisty and difficult to understand.
The punditry / party operatives / campaign consultants are so inside the beltway and into getting their slice of someone else's pocketbook, they forget that others are watching them now.
www.mydd.com /story/2006/6/27/94816/0011   (3128 words)

 Swans : Omniscience - Listen, Review and Buy at ARTISTdirect   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Beginning with the surging, sweeping crunch of "Mother's Milk," with some great Jarboe vocals over it all, Omniscience is a live album which benefits from the inclusion of some otherwise unrecorded or unreleased Swans tracks.
Taken from dates on the 1992 Love of Life tour, the album showcases a newly solidified touring lineup of Gira, Jarboe, Steele, returning veteran Kizys, and Vincent Signorelli, drummer on the two previous albums.
Ending with a fine version of "God Bless America" and the new, slow-grinding "Omnipotent," Omniscience is yet another excellent addition to Swans' body of work.
www.artistdirect.com /nad/store/artist/album/0,,171523,00.html   (322 words)

 Certainty does not require omniscience.
The choice is not: to make unwarranted, dogmatic claims or to give up the cognitive quest in despair.
Both these policies stem from the notion that omniscience is the standard.
Conceptual knowledge rests on logic within a context, not on omniscience.
www.peikoff.com /opar/certainty.htm   (398 words)

Webster defines "omniscience" as the "state of having infinite awareness, understanding, and insight, having universal or complete knowledge." The word is derived from the Latin words which mean "all" and "knowledge." Jews and Christians have historically understood that God is unlimited in His knowledge and awareness.
This is in contrast to humans and angels, which are limited as to what can be known of past, present, and future.
The practical value of the doctrine of God's omniscience is this: Even when we are perplexed, confused, and anxious about what is yet to happen, rest assured that God knows.
www.brfwitness.org /WAW/omniscience.htm   (381 words)

 omniscience - OneLook Dictionary Search
Omniscience : Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
OMNISCIENCE : Irivng Hexham's Concise Dictionary of Religion [home, info]
Phrases that include omniscience: omniscience and divine foreknowledge
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 Omniscience and Truth
From the SB devotee side, the major contribution to the subject of SB's omniscience was that of the learned Hindu scholar, holy man and staunch Baba devotee, Ra.
Once again, with the apparent farrago of invention and bewildering permutations about the life of Jesus, we see quite clearly that Baba is using the Christ story as a metaphor for his own mission and message and with scant regard for textual truth and accuracy as it is recorded in Christian theology.
If Baba really were omniscient, the revelations and dialogue would at least be consistent in details and would have to be accepted, but the detailed comparison above reveals that there is so little consistency on several important points of the Jesus story that SB's credibility becomes the first casualty.
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