Topics Worth Investigating

  1. What are the implications of the unification of the sciences for the possibility of a theory of ethics? Is political science reducible to psychology, psychology reducible to biology, biology reducible to biochemistry, and chemistry reducible to physics? If so, then would all human achievements ultimately be just patterns of matter and motion?

  2. Carefully clarify the differences between the doctrine of fatalism and the doctrine of determinism. Show which view admits of the most ambiguity.

  3. If psychology were to be an exact science and specific human acts could be accurately predicted, could a prediction be accurate if the person about to act were to become aware of the prediction prior to the act itself? Does the fact that a prediction can be known in advance disprove the possibility of predicting accurately or is that fact just one more antecedent condition? Thoroughly explain your view.