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For example, if A stands for the statement "Ted Kennedy will seek the nomination for president in year 2000," then peA I K) stands for a person's subjective beliefin the event described by A given a body ofknow1- edge K, which might include that person's assumptions about American politics, specific proclamations made by Kennedy, and an assessment of Kennedy's past and personality.

Judea Pearl - Causality_ Models, Reasoning, and Inference-Cambridge University Press


My observation was that once a person actually completed a play or a novel, he was well on his way to getting it produced or published, as opposed to a vast majority of people who tell me their ambition is to write, but who strike out on the very first level and indeed never write the play or book. In the midst of the conversation, as I’m now trying to recall, I did say that 80 percent of success is showing up.

[Columbia Business School Publishing] Tren Griffin - A Dozen Lessons for Entrepreneurs

2017, Columbia University Press -

Proof.—If this be denied, conceive, if possible, that God does not exist: then his essence does not involve existence. But this (Prop. vii.) is absurd. Therefore God necessarily exists.


Benedictus de Spinoza

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