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astrologers, the etymological explanation being that God is present in the subject of cognition. 6 According to this account, augurs and astrologers claim for their predictions a status of knowledge that, they allege, partakes in the knowledge of God, which elevates it above the limits of natural knowledge

In: Early Science and Medicine

these churches is mainly predictive.’ 2 Some prophets have become superstars because they can heal and make predictions; hence their followers often denigrate ‘the perceived ‘lack’ of the Holy Spirit in [mission] churches.’ 3 Listening to the prophets and their followers, it is argued that ‘the Bible

In: Exchange

eschew speculative prophecy and stick to testable predictions, we are inclined to suggest something more like the opposite in relation to the analysis of state socialism. There is, of course, a long and ignoble history of euphoria and punch-pulling in Western accounts of communism, fed by an even

In: Comparative Sociology

? Science, with its imperative insistence on correct prediction as the test of truth and truth as the mathematically predictable, is our greatest retort to the insult of our future-blindness. What we can predict is what we can make secure: fear, one might say, is the mother of invention. But to be candid

In: KronoScope

Introduction The prediction of the Muslim capture of Jerusalem credited to Ibn Barraǧān was fulfilled by Saladin (d. 589/1193) on raǧab 583/October 1187. The prediction was found by Muḥyī l-Dīn b. al-Zakī (d. 598/1202) 1 in Ibn Barraǧān’s Koranic commentary on the beginning verses of sura al

In: Arabica

the prediction objection , i.e., the objection that skeptical predictions conflict with the way we ordinarily speak and think about knowledge ( Bonjour 2010, DeRose 1995, Greco 2000, Grice 1989, Hawthorne 2004, Lewis 1996 , Schaffer 2004a ). Roughly put, the objection is that skepticism leads to

In: International Journal for the Study of Skepticism

is at the basis of a powerful explanatory neurobiological model of schizophrenia ( Feinberg, 1978 ; Feinberg & Guazzelli, 1999 ; Ford & Mathalon, 2005 ; Frith, 1992 ). Faulty predictions, faulty perception, or a faulty comparison of the predictions and perceptions can thus, according to the model

In: Timing & Time Perception

. Contrariwise the predictions or methods of divination are sometimes attributed to legendary authors, religious authorities or even gods. This clearly is part of a rhetorical strategy which served to raise the ‘value to the market’. The desired effect was to have a better chance to sell this kind of texts or

In: Aramaic Studies

Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus 8 (2010) 237–253 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2011 DOI 10.1163/174551911X571076 Th e Authenticity of the First Passion Prediction and the Origin of Mark 8.31-33 Michael Vicko Zolondek University of Edinburgh Edinburgh, Scotland

In: Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus

. By retracing the course of events in events like that of the Arab Spring we are able to tease out the causal links that led to the outcomes. This is the essence of explanation. But elucidating these causal paths falls far short of bestowing the power of prediction because prediction assumes an

In: Bustan: The Middle East Book Review