Theory Design Lab/Predestination
A theory of predestination[edit | edit source]
Is it likely that predestination exists?
Exercises[edit | edit source]
A scientific analysis[edit | edit source]
- Can predestination exist without a cause or causer?
- Does a cause or causer require intent?
- Does a cause require physical or other interaction?
- Does a causer have to be a supernatural agent?
- Is there any evidence for something like predestination to exist?
- Would you be able to measure predestination?
- Are your proposed measurements free from observational errors, for instance cognitive biases?
Predestination as a metaphor for lack of planning[edit | edit source]
Predestination could be seen as an exaggerated metaphor for lack of planning.
- How are higher-order volitions related to planning?
- What are the effects of lack of planning on the individual who fails to plan?
- What are the effects of lack of planning if others make plans?
- What are the effects of lack of planning if a limited resource is depleted by those who plan?
- What are limited resources?
- Which resources are not limited?
- Are there "predestined" plans for people in the real world?
- What is the "predestined" plan for an uneducated and unemployed person in one of the least developed countries and who is the causer?
- How is predestination related to the categorical imperative? (Prevention as a moral obligation; mentoring as a moral obligation)
- How are higher-order volitions related to planning? Which moral priorities do apply? (Prevention as a moral priority)
- What kind of plans do pupils need to make in school?
Predestination could also be interpreted to be a requirement of "implementing" a degree of "fairness" (or karma) (both words have to be used with caution here, especially because fairness may have many different interpretations). A resulting conclusion could be that planning should aim to establish a degree of fairness, which obviously may be subject to the interpretation of the planning entities (and thus may appear to require ethical standards).
- See also: Predestination and lack of planning (Parent Education Course Writer's Guide, Wikibooks)
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