Chapter

Destiny and the Will

Stephen R. L. Clark

in A Parliament of Souls

Published in print October 1990 | ISBN: 9780198242369
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191680458 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198242369.003.0003
Destiny and the Will

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This chapter discusses three fears and, consequently, appeals to the work of poets as well as scientists and philosophers. It also refers to gods, demons, and fairies. The first fear is that what occurs is not to be influenced by us, but instead rolls on regardless of our mortal plans. The second fear is that even if one of our actions does affect the world, it is not originally ours, and the third is that the very same things happen again and again, without hope of novelty or tangential escape.

Keywords: fears; poets; mortal plans; scientists; philosophers; gods; fairies; demons

Chapter.  8805 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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