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What Is Speculative Fiction?
A Pluralistic Universe by William James
This may result in some wasted processing and may introduce unnecessary non-terminating processes but it can reduce the overall run time by making some needed results available earlier than they would be otherwise. Opposite: conservative evaluation. Mentioned in? References in periodicals archive? Futures, lenient languages, and several implementations of graph reduction for lazy languages all use speculative evaluation call-by-speculation [Hudak and Anderson ] to expose parallelism.
The Varieties of Mystical Experience: Paul Tillich and William James
Is our universe unique? From science fiction to science fact, there is a concept that suggests that there could be other universes besides our own, where all the choices you made in this life played out in alternate realities. The concept is known as a "parallel universe," and is a facet of the astronomical theory of the multiverse.
As these lectures are meant to be public, and so few, I have assumed all very special problems to be excluded, and some topic of general interest required. Fortunately, our age seems to be growing philosophical again still in the ashes live the wonted fires. Oxford, long the seed-bed, for the english world, of the idealism inspired by Kant and Hegel, has recently become the nursery of a very different way of thinking.