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The Open Universe, by Karl R. Popper

Questions of baffling complexity addressed with unparalleled lucidity. -leif

"My central problem is to examine the validity of the arguments in favour of what I call 'scientific' determinism; that is to say, the doctrine that the structure of the world is such that any event can be rationally predicted, with any desired degree of precision, if we are given a sufficiently precise description of past events, together with all the laws of nature." -Chapter 1, paragraph 2.

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