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Contingent Sayings By Ralph Nader: It was an injured worker finding a lawyer on a contingent fee in a little It was an injured worker finding a lawyer on a contingent fee in a little town in Texas that blew the top off one of the greatest industrial disasters in American history. — Ralph Nader
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Contingent Sayings By Ernst W. Mayr: Evolution, thus, is merely contingent on certain processes articulated by Darwin: variation and selection. No Evolution, thus, is merely contingent on certain processes articulated by Darwin: variation and selection. No longer is a fixed object transformed, as in transformational evolution, but an entirely new start is, so to speak, made in every generation. — Ernst W. Mayr
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Contingent Sayings By Slavoj Zizek: In Stalinism, everybody was potentially a victim in a totally contingent way. In Stalinism, everybody was potentially a victim in a totally contingent way. — Slavoj Zizek
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Contingent Sayings By Baruch Spinoza: Nothing in the universe is contingent, but all things are conditioned to exist and operate Nothing in the universe is contingent, but all things are conditioned to exist and operate in a particular manner by the necessity of the divine nature. — Baruch Spinoza
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Contingent Sayings By Roland Barthes: I am simultaneously and contradictorily both happy and unhappy: 'to succeed' or 'to fail' have I am simultaneously and contradictorily both happy and unhappy: 'to succeed' or 'to fail' have for me only ephemeral, contingent meanings (this does not stop my desires and sorrows from being violent ones); what impels me, secretly and obstinately, is not tactical: I accept and I affirm, irrespective of the true and the false, of success and failure; I am withdrawn from all finality, I live according to chance ... — Roland Barthes
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Contingent Sayings By Pat Oliphant: There has always been quite a strong black and white art tradition in Australia, with There has always been quite a strong black and white art tradition in Australia, with quite a large contingent of cartoonists, given the size of the population. — Pat Oliphant
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Contingent Sayings By Brian Eno: For me it's always contingent on getting a sound-the sound always suggests what kind of For me it's always contingent on getting a sound-the sound always suggests what kind of melody it should be. So it's always sound first and then the line afterwards. — Brian Eno
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Contingent Sayings By Trinh T. Minh-ha: Home for the exile in a secular and contingent world is always provisional Home for the exile in a secular and contingent world is always provisional — Trinh T. Minh-ha
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Contingent Sayings By Daniel H. Pink: Only contingent rewards - if you do this, then you'll get that - had the Only contingent rewards - if you do this, then you'll get that - had the negative effect. Why? "If-then" rewards require people to forfeit some of their autonomy. — Daniel H. Pink
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Contingent Sayings By David Remnick: If this day means anything, it means that you are now in the contingent of If this day means anything, it means that you are now in the contingent of the responsible. You must be kind, yes, but you must also look beyond your own house. We're depending on you for your efforts and your vision. We are depending on your eye and your imagination to identify what wrongs exist and persist, and on your hands, your backs, your efforts, to right them. — David Remnick
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Contingent Sayings By David Bentley Hart: As Augustine says, God is at once both nearer than what is inmost to me As Augustine says, God is at once both nearer than what is inmost to me and beyond what is highest in me. We can say all of this with some confidence merely because we can observe the divine simplicity's plural expressions and effects in contingent things, and from those abstract toward the reality of their unconditioned source. But, in the end, how that simplicity might be "modulated" within itself is strictly unimaginable for us. At that uncrossable intellectual threshold, religions fall back upon inscrutable doctrines, philosophers upon inadequate concepts, and mystics upon silence. "Si comprehendis, non est deus," as Augustine says: If you comprehend it, it is not God. — David Bentley Hart
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Contingent Sayings By Gian-Carlo Rota: [In mathematics] There are two kinds of mistakes. There are fatal mistakes that destroy a [In mathematics] There are two kinds of mistakes. There are fatal mistakes that destroy a theory, but there are also contingent ones, which are useful in testing the stability of a theory. — Gian-Carlo Rota
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Contingent Sayings By Angus J.L. Menuge: The only coherent explanation of contingent intentionality is the existence of some necessary being, an The only coherent explanation of contingent intentionality is the existence of some necessary being, an agent from whom all other intentionality derives but who does not require further explanation. — Angus J.L. Menuge
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Contingent Sayings By Mike Coffman: The only feasible solution is a political reconciliation ... Mr. President, the time is now The only feasible solution is a political reconciliation ... Mr. President, the time is now to put pressure on the Iraqi government to change. That is our only hope. Sending a contingent of U.S. military personnel, no matter how small, will be counterproductive to that goal. Our presence will send the wrong message to the Malaki government that we will support them despite what they have done and continue to do to destroy the country by alienating the minority populations of Iraq. — Mike Coffman
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Contingent Sayings By Paul Auster: In the end, each life is no more than the sum of contingent facts, a In the end, each life is no more than the
sum of contingent facts, a chronicle of chance intersections, of flukes, of random events that divulge nothing but their own
lack of purpose. — Paul Auster
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Contingent Sayings By David Bentley Hart: In another sense he is "being itself," in that he is the inexhaustible source of In another sense he is "being itself," in that he is the inexhaustible source of all reality, the absolute upon which the contingent is always utterly dependent, the unity and simplicity that underlies and sustains the diversity of finite and composite things. — David Bentley Hart
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Contingent Sayings By Melissa Febos: [Women] are conditioned to ever prove ourselves, as if our value is contingent on our [Women] are conditioned to ever prove ourselves, as if our value is contingent on our ability to meet the expectations of others. As if our worth is a tank forever draining that we must fill and fill. We complete tasks and in some half-buried way believe that if we don't, we will be discredited. Sometimes, this is true. But here is a question: Do you want to be a reliable source of literary art (or whatever writing you do), or of prompt emails? — Melissa Febos
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Contingent Sayings By Farouk Of Egypt: Success in confronting terrorism on the regional or international levels is contingent upon addressing its Success in confronting terrorism on the regional or international levels is contingent upon addressing its root causes and protecting the right of peoples under foreign occupation to resistance — Farouk Of Egypt
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Contingent Sayings By Joe Jamail: You had to have a unanimous jury verdict, and one percent of contributory negligence barred You had to have a unanimous jury verdict, and one percent of contributory negligence barred all recovery. It was so satisfying to realize I could do it. And I'll tell you what motivated me: competitiveness. I was betting on me. That's what a contingent-fee lawyer does. — Joe Jamail
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Contingent Sayings By Hans Hofmann: When the impulses which stir us to profound emotion are integrated with the medium of When the impulses which stir us to profound emotion are integrated with the medium of expression, every interview of the soul may become art. This is contingent upon mastery of the medium. — Hans Hofmann
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Contingent Sayings By Jeffrey Eugenides: And yet sometimes she worried about what those musty old books were doing to her. And yet sometimes she worried about what those musty old books were doing to her. Some people majored in English to prepare for law school. Others became journalists. The smartest guy in the honors program, Adam Vogel, a child of academics, was planning on getting a Ph.D. and becoming an academic himself. That left a large contingent of people majoring in English by default. Because they weren't left-brained enough for science, because history was too dry, philosophy too difficult, geology too petroleum-oriented, and math too mathematical
because they weren't musical, artistic, financially motivated, or really all that smart, these people were pursuing university degrees doing something no different from what they'd done in first grade: reading stories. English was what people who didn't know what to major in majored in. — Jeffrey Eugenides
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Contingent Sayings By L. Tom Perry: God's eternal blessings are contingent upon our obedience and adherence to the word of the God's eternal blessings are contingent upon our obedience and adherence to the word of the Lord that is revealed to us through His holy prophets — L. Tom Perry
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Contingent Sayings By Jonathan Dudley: This has led evangelicals to ethnocentrism, to asserting their historically contingent cultural values as "biblical This has led evangelicals to ethnocentrism, to asserting their historically contingent cultural values as "biblical truth." In the conservative direction, this has closed off productive dialogue between evangelicals and mainline Christians on gay marriage - because if the Bible has an obvious stance on the matter, as most evangelicals believe, the other side must be intentionally denying the truth. In the liberal direction, this has led green evangelicals to ignore the role contemporary experiences and theology have played in their reinterpretation of the Bible on environmental matters. — Jonathan Dudley
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Contingent Sayings By Louis Berkhof: The covenant of workswas contingent on the uncertain obedience of a changeable man, while the The covenant of works
was contingent on the uncertain obedience of a changeable man, while the covenant of
grace rests on the obedience of Christ as Mediator, which is absolute and certain. — Louis Berkhof
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Contingent Sayings By Dan Harris: On the one hand, I was utterly convinced that the continuation of any success I On the one hand, I was utterly convinced that the continuation of any success I had achieved was contingent upon persistent hypervigilance. I figured this kind of behavior must be adaptive from an evolutionary standpoint - cavemen who worried about possible threats, real or imagined, probably survived longer. On the other hand, I was keenly aware that while this kind of insecurity might prolong life, it also made it less enjoyable. — Dan Harris
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Contingent Sayings By David Bohm: We have reversed the usual classical notion that the independent "elementary parts" of the world We have reversed the usual classical notion that the independent "elementary parts" of the world are the fundamental reality, and that the various systems are merely particular contingent forms and arrangements of these parts. Rather, we say that inseparable quantum interconnectedness of the whole universe is the fundamental reality, and that relatively independent behaving parts are merely particular and contingent forms within this whole. — David Bohm
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Contingent Sayings By Alice Waters: Our full humanity is contingent on our hospitality; we can be complete only when we Our full humanity is contingent on our hospitality; we can be complete only when we are giving something away; when we sit at the table and pass the peas to the person next to us we see that person in a whole new way. — Alice Waters
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Contingent Sayings By Gottfried Leibniz: There are also two kinds of truths, those of reasoning and those of fact. Truths There are also two kinds of truths, those of reasoning and those of fact. Truths of reasoning are necessary and their opposite is impossible: truths of fact are contingent and their opposite is possible. When a truth is necessary, reason can be found by analysis, resolving it into more simple ideas and truths, until we come to those which are primary. — Gottfried Leibniz
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Contingent Sayings By Mark Driscoll: In treadmill religion, we have to work hard and perform at a high level for In treadmill religion, we have to work hard and perform at a high level for God to take notice of us.
The problem with treadmill performance religion is that it leads to either pride or despair. If you keep the rules of your religious team, you become arrogant. Conversely if you fail to keep the rules of your religious team, you despair. Justifying grace gives us full assurance that God will love us no more if we perform well and love us no less if we perform poorly. By justifying grace, our acceptance before God and the grounds for our righteousness are solely Jesus' works of sinless living, substitutionary death, and bodily resurrection and therefore are not in any way contingent upon what we do or do not do. — Mark Driscoll
Contingent Sayings By Jeremy Bentham: Judges of elegance and taste consider themselves as benefactors to the human race, whilst they Judges of elegance and taste consider themselves as benefactors to the human race, whilst they are really only the interrupters of their pleasure ... There is no taste which deserves the epithet good, unless it be the taste for such employments which, to the pleasure actually produced by them, conjoin some contingent or future utility: there is no taste which deserves to be characterized as bad, unless it be a taste for some occupation which has mischievous tendency. — Jeremy Bentham
Contingent Sayings By Gerald Edelman: Most theoretical work since the proposals of Hebb (1949) and Hayek (1952) has relied upon Most theoretical work since the proposals of Hebb (1949) and Hayek (1952) has relied upon particular forms of dependent synaptic rules in which either pre- or postsynaptic change is contingent upon closely occurring events in both neurons taking part in the synapse. — Gerald Edelman
Contingent Sayings By Drew Nellins Smith: In a forum online I saw a thread about favourite smells. There was the usual In a forum online I saw a thread about favourite smells. There was the usual stuff about fresh cut grass, babies, and whatever, but slowly a controversial contingent arose which named the smell of their own balls as their favourite aroma. — Drew Nellins Smith
Contingent Sayings By Ken Keyes Jr.: Keep in mind that you don't need to be addicted to money in order to Keep in mind that you don't need to be addicted to money in order to acquire it. You can prefer to have money; you will then be able to enjoy whatever money you receive, but your happiness will not be contingent on the size of your bank account. — Ken Keyes Jr.
Contingent Sayings By Hermann Hesse: When someone reads a text whose meaning he wants to comprehend, he does not despise When someone reads a text whose meaning he wants to comprehend, he does not despise the signs and letters, calling them deceptive, contingent, and worthless husks, but rather he reads them, he studies and loves them, letter by letter. But I, the I who wished to read the book of the world and the book of my own essential being, I have, for the sake of a previously imagined meaning, held these signs and letters in contempt, calling the world of appearances deception, calling my eye and my tongue themselves contingent, and worthless appearances. No, this is over, I have awakened, I have indeed awakened, and today is the first day of my new life." --Siddhartha — Hermann Hesse
Contingent Sayings By Jessica Valenti: What's the difference between venerating women for being fuckable and putting them on a purity What's the difference between venerating women for being fuckable and putting them on a purity pedestal? In both cases, women's worth is contingent upon their ability to please men and to shape their sexual identities around what men want. — Jessica Valenti
Contingent Sayings By John Darnielle: I'll tell you later" is a contingent claim that can be rendered false by any I'll tell you later" is a contingent claim that can be rendered false by any of several moves. — John Darnielle
Contingent Sayings By William Lane Craig: The way in which I know Christianity is true is first and foremost is the The way in which I know Christianity is true is first and foremost is the basis of the witness of the Holy Spirit in my heart. And this gives me self-authenticating means of knowing Christianity is true wholly apart from the evidence. And therefore, even if in some historically contingent circumstances the evidence that I have available to me should turn against Christianity, I do not think that controverts the witness of the Holy Spirit. — William Lane Craig
Contingent Sayings By Ron Lewis: Our safety at home and the cause of freedom abroad is largely contingent upon our Our safety at home and the cause of freedom abroad is largely contingent upon our success in Iraq. — Ron Lewis
Contingent Sayings By Anthony De Mello: The Master persistently warned against the attempt to encompass Reality in a concept or a The Master persistently warned against the attempt to encompass Reality in a concept or a name. A scholar in mysticism once asked, "When you speak of BEING, sir, is it eternal, transcendent being you speak of, or transient, contingent being?" The Master closed his eyes in thought. Then he opened them, put on his most disarming expression, and said, "Yes! — Anthony De Mello
Contingent Sayings By Luke Timothy Johnson: The roots of idolatry lie deep within the human heart, in the terror generated by The roots of idolatry lie deep within the human heart, in the terror generated by the awareness that we are empty, powerless, dependent, contingent beings ... Idolatry therefore seeks something powerful enough to give us being, life, and worth, yet controllable enough so that it will be our being, life, and worth ... Where does the lie come in? It comes first in the denial of the one ultimate power that holds me in existence at every moment; it appears second in the pretension that anything created by that one power could replace it as a source of life and worth. — Luke Timothy Johnson
Contingent Sayings By Raymond Geuss: In some central and important cases, ... the existence of specific power relations in the In some central and important cases, ... the existence of specific power relations in the society will produce an appearance of a particular kind. Certain features of the society that are merely local and contingent, and maintained in existence only by the continual exercise of power, will come to seem as if they were universal, necessary, invariant, or natural features of all forms of human social life, or as if they arose spontaneously and uncoercedly by free human action. — Raymond Geuss
Contingent Sayings By Hosea Ballou: It is very questionable, in my mind, how far we have the right to judge It is very questionable, in my mind, how far we have the right to judge one of another, since there is born within every man the germs of both virtue and vice. The development of one or the other is contingent upon circumstances. — Hosea Ballou
Contingent Sayings By Jean-Paul Sartre: I love you enormously. I'm spending a little time away from you - quite absurd I love you enormously. I'm spending a little time away from you - quite absurd and contingent. I would so like to see you, my stubborn little thing, and tell you my stories and hold your hand. You are my love, you good little being. Far from you I measure the nothingness of the flesh, and I am not having much fun. — Jean-Paul Sartre
Contingent Sayings By Spalding Gray: Everything is contingent, and there is also chaos. Everything is contingent, and there is also chaos. — Spalding Gray
Contingent Sayings By Christopher Evans: The hardest task for the historian ... is to consider the evidence without prejudice. We The hardest task for the historian ... is to consider the evidence without prejudice. We all have prior agendas and tend to find what we're looking for while ignoring anything contrary to our expectations. So history, because it is a human pursuit, is always partial and prejudiced no less than our own interior lives: both are just a sum of contingent memories. — Christopher Evans
Contingent Sayings By Timothy Ballard: Freedom is not free! The Almighty offers these gifts contingent upon our willingness to turn Freedom is not free! The Almighty offers these gifts contingent upon our willingness to turn to Him as a nation. It is a covenant relationship. That covenant is in force today, and the rules still apply. — Timothy Ballard
Contingent Sayings By James K. Galbraith: ..."extreme capitalism": the obsessive, uncritical penetration of the concept of the market into every aspect ..."extreme capitalism": the obsessive, uncritical penetration of the concept of the market into every aspect of American life, and the attempt to drive out every other institution, including law, art, culture, public education, Social Security, unions, community, you name it. It is the conflation of markets with populism, with democracy, with diversity, with liberty, and with choice---and so the denial of any form of choice that imposes limits on the market. More than that, it is the elimination of these separate concepts from our political discourse, so that we find ourselves looking to the stock market to fund retirement, college education, health care, and having forgotten that in other wealthy and developed societies these are rights, not the contingent outcomes of speculative games.

James K. Galbraith, Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr. Chair in Government/Business Relations and Professor of Government, University of Texas. — James K. Galbraith
Contingent Sayings By Emily Nagoski: Self-compassion is emphatically not self-esteem. Self-esteem is about self-evaluation, your perceived value as a human Self-compassion is emphatically not self-esteem. Self-esteem is about self-evaluation, your perceived value as a human being, which is often contingent upon your sense of personal success in comparison with others. Self-compassion, by contrast, is unconditional and nonevaluative. We can have self-compassion when we're doing well and when we're struggling - because life has treated us harshly or because we made a mistake.23 — Emily Nagoski
Contingent Sayings By Stephen Jay Gould: Homo sapiens [are] a tiny twig on an improbable branch of a contingent limb on Homo sapiens [are] a tiny twig on an improbable branch of a contingent limb on a fortunate tree. — Stephen Jay Gould
Contingent Sayings By Seth D. Postell: Adam and Eve lived in a perfect world. Their continued presence in the Garden was Adam and Eve lived in a perfect world. Their continued presence in the Garden was contingent on the keeping of only a few commandments, not 613 commandments. Under the best conditions this world has ever seen, Adam and Eve break one of the three laws and die in exile. It is not at all clear how the telling of the story of Adam and Eve's failure to keep only a few commandments in a perfect world is supposed to encourage Israel to keep 613 commandments in a fallen world. Actually, it offers no encouragement, at all. And if we take the principle of ma'asei avot' siman l'banim seriously, Adam's story never was intended to warn Israel from following in Adam's footsteps (i.e., a warning to keep the Law). Rather, Adam's story was intended to be a prophecy that Israel would follow in Adam's footsteps. "Israel, you will be just like Adam. — Seth D. Postell
Contingent Sayings By Richard Adams: The radical novelty of modern science lies precisely in the rejection of the belief, which The radical novelty of modern science lies precisely in the rejection of the belief, which is at the heart of all popular religion, that the forces which move the stars and atoms are contingent upon the preferences of the human heart. — Richard Adams
Contingent Sayings By Charlton Heston: I am very proud of the fact that I led the arts contingent on the I am very proud of the fact that I led the arts contingent on the civil rights march in the summer of '63. In many ways, I think it was the high-water mark of the civil rights movement. — Charlton Heston
Contingent Sayings By Ryan Holiday: It's three interdependent, interconnected, and fluidly contingent disciplines: Perception, Action, and the Will. It's three interdependent, interconnected, and fluidly contingent disciplines: Perception, Action, and the Will. — Ryan Holiday
Contingent Sayings By Gilbert King: Quigley and Matthews took their investigation in Lake County beyond law enforcement personnel and established Quigley and Matthews took their investigation in Lake County beyond law enforcement personnel and established witnesses to civic officials, politicians, prominent businessmen, and grove owners in this largely rural area of central Florida with a population of thirty-six thousand. What they discovered was a county controlled not by politics, money, the citrus industry, or the law, but by an embittered contingent of the Ku Klux Klan intent upon codifying a racial caste system, through violent means if necessary, that would effectively deny blacks access to political influence, economic opportunity, and social justice. — Gilbert King
Contingent Sayings By Gerri Russell: Sustainability is contingent on the power of creative thinking. Sustainability is contingent on the power of creative thinking. — Gerri Russell
Contingent Sayings By Gaston Bachelard: In the theater of the past that is constituted by memory, the stage setting maintains In the theater of the past that is constituted by memory, the stage setting maintains the characters in their dominant roles ... And if we want to go beyond history, or even, while remaining in history, detach from our own history the always too contingent history of the persons who have encumbered it, we realize that the calendars of our lives can only be established in its imagery. — Gaston Bachelard
Contingent Sayings By Jeffrey Eugenides: She wasn't all that interested, as a reader, in the reader. She was still partial She wasn't all that interested, as a reader, in the reader. She was still partial to that increasingly eclipsed entity: the writer. Madeleine had a feeling that most semiotic theorists had been unpopular as children, often bullied or overlooked, and so had directed their lingering rage onto literature. They wanted to demote the author. They wanted a book, that hard-won, transcendent thing, to be a text, contingent, indeterminate, and open for suggestions. They wanted the reader to be the main thing. Because they were readers.
Whereas Madeleine was perfectly happy with the idea of genius. She wanted a book to take her places she couldn't get to herself. She thought a writer should work harder writing a book than she did reading it. — Jeffrey Eugenides
Contingent Sayings By Bret Harte: The morning was bright and propitious. Before their departure, mass had been said in the The morning was bright and propitious. Before their departure, mass had been said in the chapel, and the protection of St. Ignatius invoked against all contingent evils, but especially against bears, which, like the fiery dragons of old, seemed to cherish unconquerable hostility to the Holy Church. ("The Legend Of Monte Del Diablo"). — Bret Harte
Contingent Sayings By David Papineau: Kripke says that physicalists like me can't explain the 'apparent contingency' of mind-brain identities. He Kripke says that physicalists like me can't explain the 'apparent contingency' of mind-brain identities. He maintains that, if I really believed that pains are C-fibres, then I ought no longer to have any room for the thought that 'they' might come apart. His argument is that, since pains aren't identified via some contingent description, but in terms of how they feel, I have no good way of constructing a possible world, so to speak, where C-fibres are present yet pains absent. — David Papineau
Contingent Sayings By Isabel Allende: We live in an era where masses of people come and go across a hostile We live in an era where masses of people come and go across a hostile planet, desolate and violent. Refugees, emigrants, exiles, deportees. We are a tragic contingent. — Isabel Allende
Contingent Sayings By Ursula K. Le Guin: are all contingent. are all contingent. — Ursula K. Le Guin
Contingent Sayings By Steven Connor: When we see something, we do not think of what we see as a separable When we see something, we do not think of what we see as a separable aspect of it, a ghostly skin shed for our vision. We feel that we see the thing itself, rather than any occasion or extrusion of the thing. But when we hear something, we do not have the same sensation of hearing the thing itself. This is because objects do not have a single, invariant sound, or voice. How something sounds is literally contingent, depending upon what touches or comes into contact with it to generate the sound. We hear, as it were, the event of the thing, not the thing itself — Steven Connor
Contingent Sayings By Andrea Dworkin: In this society, the norm of masculinity is phallic aggression. Male sexuality is, by definition, In this society, the norm of masculinity is phallic aggression. Male sexuality is, by definition, intensely and rigidly phallic. A man's identity is located in his conception of himself as the possessor of a phallus; a man's worth is located in his pride in phallic identity. The main characteristic of phallic identity is that worth is entirely contingent on the possession of a phallus. Since men have no other criteria for worth, no other notion of identity, those who do not have phalluses are not recognized as fully human. — Andrea Dworkin
Contingent Sayings By Gottfried Leibniz: There are also two kinds of truths: truth of reasoning and truths of fact. Truths There are also two kinds of truths: truth of reasoning and truths of fact. Truths of reasoning are necessary and their opposite is impossible; those of fact are contingent and their opposite is possible. — Gottfried Leibniz
Contingent Sayings By John Piper: When I say in what follows that love calls us to do good in practical When I say in what follows that love calls us to do good in practical ways that meet physical needs, I do not mean that this help is offered contingent on Muslims becoming Christians. To be sure, every act of love, no matter how practical, longs for the eternal good of the one being loved. We always aim for the salvation of the people we love, no matter what we are doing for them. But we don't stop loving if they are unresponsive. Practical — John Piper
Contingent Sayings By Stephen McAndrew: If truth is contingent upon the society in which we live ... there is nothing If truth is contingent upon the society in which we live ... there is nothing intuitive or universally or absolutely true about freedom from torture or freedom from slavery; our society just happens to have come up with these values over time. — Stephen McAndrew
Contingent Sayings By Chris Matakas: If something's existence is contingent upon the existence of another entity, can we truthfully call If something's existence is contingent upon the existence of another entity, can we truthfully call them separate beings? — Chris Matakas
Contingent Sayings By Pearl Fichman: One day, the soldiers chased out everybody in the street where we were "Yudengasse" (Jew One day, the soldiers chased out everybody in the street where we were "Yudengasse" (Jew Street). My parents and myself took our sacks to go to the rail road station. While we were going with the rest of that day's contingent, half way to the station, a woman walked by and said: "They called your name at the certificate station." On the spur of the moment, I said to my parents: "You continue going. I am going back, get the certificate and will take you out." Nobody would have let all three of us go back without a permit. Of course, it was easier said than done. The military watched all along the roads and they said that Jews can go only one way - toward the rail road station, not back. I was a young girl, 21 years old and desperate to go look for that elusive piece of paper. — Pearl Fichman
Contingent Sayings By Mother Teresa: The right to life does not depend, and must not be contingent, on the pleasure The right to life does not depend, and must not be contingent, on the pleasure of anyone else, not even a parent or sovereign. — Mother Teresa
Contingent Sayings By Matt Chandler: Isn't it nice when someone's love for you is not contingent upon what you do? Isn't it nice when someone's love for you is not contingent upon what you do? Such is the love of God. — Matt Chandler
Contingent Sayings By William A. Dembski: The problem of good as it faces the atheist is this: Nature, which is the The problem of good as it faces the atheist is this: Nature, which is the nuts-and-bolts reality for the atheist, has no values and thus can offer no grounding for good and evil. Values on the atheist view are subjective and contingent. — William A. Dembski
Contingent Sayings By Una LaMarche: The hipster contingent has taken over a lot of the commercial streets, and now you The hipster contingent has taken over a lot of the commercial streets, and now you can't go two blocks without running into some up-its-own-ass artisanal shop with a name that's just two random nouns thrown together with an ampersand. Satchel & Dove. Twig & Petal. Those are the places where you find out there's such a thing as boutique tarragon mayonnaise and that a baby onesie can legitimately cost sixty dollars. (p.169) — Una LaMarche
Contingent Sayings By Lesslie Newbigin: The necessary precondition for the birth of science as we know it is, it would The necessary precondition for the birth of science as we know it is, it would seem, the diffusion through society of the belief that the universe is both rational and contingent. Such a belief is the presupposition of modern science and cannot by any conceivable argument be a product of science. One has to ask: Upon what is this belief founded? — Lesslie Newbigin
Contingent Sayings By Thomas Merton: For pride, which is the inordinate attribution of goods and values and glories to one's For pride, which is the inordinate attribution of goods and values and glories to one's own contingent self, cannot exist where there is no contingent self to which anything can be attributed. — Thomas Merton
Contingent Sayings By Kenny Smith: I start off with the obvious, that it makes no sense either to believe or I start off with the obvious, that it makes no sense either to believe or to disbelieve in God until a substantial and intelligent definition or concept should be offered. Belief or disbelief is a secondary consideration, contingent on the intelligibility and cogency of the premise; the primal unintelligence or irrationality of moderns is revealed by their eagerness to leap to a conclusion without ever being curious what the hell the original premise was. — Kenny Smith
Contingent Sayings By Charles Baudelaire: Modernity is the transient, the fleeting, the contingent; it is one half of art, the Modernity is the transient, the fleeting, the contingent; it is one half of art, the other being the eternal and the immovable. — Charles Baudelaire
Contingent Sayings By Max Anders: Israel's [as well as our] enjoyment of the land is contingent on their behavior. Blessings Israel's [as well as our] enjoyment of the land is contingent on their behavior. Blessings or cruses lie before them; the choice is theirs. — Max Anders
Contingent Sayings By Dalai Lama XIV: One of the key paradoxes in Buddhism is that we need goals to be inspired, One of the key paradoxes in Buddhism is that we need goals to be inspired, to grow, and to develop, even to become enlightened, but at the same time we must not get overly fixated or attached to these aspirations. If the goal is noble, your commitment to the goal should not be contingent on your ability to attain it, and in pursuit of our goal, we must release our rigid assumptions about how we must achieve it. Peace and equanimity come from letting go of our attachment to the goal and the method. That is the essence of acceptance. Reflecting — Dalai Lama XIV
Contingent Sayings By China Mieville: So many truths have been kept from me. This violent, pointless voyage has been sopping So many truths have been kept from me. This violent, pointless voyage has been sopping with blood. I feel thick and sick with it. And that is all: contingent and brutal without meaning. There is nothing to be learnt here. No ecstatic forgetting. There is no redemption in the sea. — China Mieville
Contingent Sayings By Alexis Jones: Dreaming is essential to manifesting your future, but it's all too easy to sink into Dreaming is essential to manifesting your future, but it's all too easy to sink into the trap that life is always greener somewhere else. Part of dreaming is being content where you are at in this precise moment, choosing happiness now instead of your happy being contingent on "when all your dreams come true". — Alexis Jones
Contingent Sayings By Immanuel Kant: Our understanding is a faculty of concepts, i.e., a discursive understanding, for which it must Our understanding is a faculty of concepts, i.e., a discursive understanding, for which it must of course be contingent what and how different might be the particular that can be given to it in nature and brought under its concepts. — Immanuel Kant
Contingent Sayings By Michael J. Sandel: Parental love is not contingent on the talents and attributes the child happens to have. Parental love is not contingent on the talents and attributes the child happens to have. We choose our friends and spouses at least partly on the basis of qualities we find attractive. But we do not choose our children. Their qualities are unpredictable, and even the most conscientious parents cannot be held wholly responsible for the kind of child they have. That is why parenthood, more than other human relationships, teaches what the theologian William F. May calls an openness to the unbidden. — Michael J. Sandel
Contingent Sayings By David Bentley Hart: Simply said, one is contingent through and through, partaking of being rather than generating it Simply said, one is contingent through and through, partaking of being rather than generating it out of some source within oneself; and the same is true of the whole intricate web of interdependencies that constitutes nature. — David Bentley Hart
Contingent Sayings By Edward Said: Look at situations as contingent, not as inevitable, look at them as the result of Look at situations as contingent, not as inevitable, look at them as the result of a series of historical choices made by men and women, as facts of society made by human beings, and not as natural or god-given, therefore unchangeable, permanent, irreversible. — Edward Said
Contingent Sayings By Emery Lord: Because I've been having a hard time since before the day we met. She never Because I've been having a hard time since before the day we met. She never walked away from me because of it. Her feelings for me weren't contingent on how easy or hard it was to be in my life. She doesn't have to be sunny for me. That's not how it works. — Emery Lord
Contingent Sayings By Simon Critchley: I am opposing it with an idea of the history of philosophy as a history I am opposing it with an idea of the history of philosophy as a history of philosophers, that is, a history of mortal, fragile and limited creatures like you and I. I am against the idea of clean, clearly distinct epochs in the history of philosophy or indeed in anything else. I think that history is always messy, contingent, plural and material. I am against the constant revenge of idealism in how we think about history. — Simon Critchley
Contingent Sayings By John O'Donohue: Your beloved and your friends were once strangers. Somehow at a particular time, they came Your beloved and your friends were once strangers. Somehow at a particular time, they came from the distance toward your life. Their arrival seemed so accidental and contingent. Now your life is unimaginable without them. Similarly, your identity and vision are composed of a certain constellation of ideas and feelings that surfaced from the depths of the distance within you. To lose these now would be to lose yourself. — John O'Donohue
Contingent Sayings By Philip Yancey: I say this with care, but I wonder if a fierce, insistent desire for a I say this with care, but I wonder if a fierce, insistent desire for a miracle - even a physical healing - sometimes betrays a lack of faith rather than an abundance of it. When yearning for a miraculous resolution to a problem, do we make our loyalty to God contingent on whether he reveals himself yet again in the seen world? — Philip Yancey
Contingent Sayings By Ian McEwan: Perfectly formed life, equally contingent, equally without purpose. Blind luck, to arrive in the world Perfectly formed life, equally contingent, equally without purpose. Blind luck, to arrive in the world with your properly formed parts in the right place, to be born to parents who were loving, not cruel, or to escape, by geographical or social accident, war or poverty. And therefore to find it so much easier to be virtuous. — Ian McEwan
Contingent Sayings By Elizabeth Goudge: Peace ... was contingent upon a certain disposition of the soul, a disposition to receive Peace ... was contingent upon a certain disposition of the soul, a disposition to receive the gift that only detachment from self made possible. — Elizabeth Goudge
Contingent Sayings By Gayle Pemberton: To even envision a post-racist society is contingent upon understanding the offensive, dense, and wildly To even envision a post-racist society is contingent upon understanding the offensive, dense, and wildly contradictory nature of our racist past and present. Racechanges should be encouragement enough for readers to begin that task. — Gayle Pemberton
Contingent Sayings By Dalai Lama: Buddha was speaking about reality. Reality may be one, in its deepest essence, but Buddha Buddha was speaking about reality. Reality may be one, in its deepest essence, but Buddha also stated that all propositions about reality are only contingent. — Dalai Lama
Contingent Sayings By Sheryl Sandberg: Within traditional institutions, success has often been contingent upon a woman not speaking out but Within traditional institutions, success has often been contingent upon a woman not speaking out but fitting in, or more colloquially, being "one of the guys. — Sheryl Sandberg
Contingent Sayings By Robin G. Collingwood: The aim of science is to apprehend this purely intelligible world as a thing in The aim of science is to apprehend this purely intelligible world as a thing in itself, an object which is what it is independently of all thinking, and thus antithetical to the sensible world ... The world of thought is the universal, the timeless and spaceless, the absolutely necessary, whereas the world of sense is the contingent, the changing and moving appearance which somehow indicates or symbolizes it. — Robin G. Collingwood
Contingent Sayings By R.C. Sproul: We trust God's Word to understand that the world in which we live was designed, We trust God's Word to understand that the world in which we live was designed, framed, and created by the Word of God, so that the things that are seen were not made of things that were (or are) visible. We cannot find anything in the universe today that has, in itself, sufficient power to account for its existence. In fact, the more we analyze it, the more finite and contingent it manifests itself to be. — R.C. Sproul
Contingent Sayings By Charles Caleb Colton: Commerce flourishes by circumstances, precarious, transitory, contingent, almost as the winds and waves that bring Commerce flourishes by circumstances, precarious, transitory, contingent, almost as the winds and waves that bring it to our shores. — Charles Caleb Colton
Contingent Sayings By Norbert Wiener: A significant idea of organization cannot be obtained in a world in which everything is A significant idea of organization cannot be obtained in a world in which everything is necessary and nothing is contingentNorbert Wiener
Contingent Sayings By Stephen Jay Gould: No rational order of divine intelligence unites species. The natural ties are genealogical along contingent No rational order of divine intelligence unites species. The natural ties are genealogical along contingent pathways of history. — Stephen Jay Gould
Contingent Sayings By Marcel Proust: When a belief vanishes, there survives it more and more vigorously so as to cloak When a belief vanishes, there survives it
more and more vigorously so as to cloak the absence of the power, now lost to us, of imparting reality to new things
a fetishistic attachment to the old things which it did once animate, as if it was in them and not in ourselves that the divine spark resided, and as if our present incredulity had a contingent cause
the death of the gods. — Marcel Proust
Contingent Sayings By Phil Collins: Testimony is contingent on experience, that's why we're all free spirits Testimony is contingent on experience, that's why we're all free spirits — Phil Collins