from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Knowledge or awareness of something before its existence or occurrence; prescience.
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- n. Knowing beforehand, prescience, foresight, precognition
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Knowledge of a thing before it happens, or of whatever is to happen; prescience.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Knowledge that precedes the existence of the thing or the happening of the event known; prescience.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. knowledge of an event before it occurs
And since predestination is comprised under foreknowledge, the gloss in the beginning of the Psalter assigns only two species to prophecy, namely of _foreknowledge, _ and of
God's foreknowledge is not the perception of any ground of action out of Himself; still in it liberty is comprehended, and all absolute constraint debarred [Anselm in Steiger].
Thus Luther calls the foreknowledge of God a thunderbolt to dash the doctrine of free-will into atoms.
This sort of foreknowledge is in God, who at one commanding view sees all things that ever were, or are, or ever will be.
[Don't give me some flimsy "foreknowledge is not determinism" line, either.
It is tempting to imagine that the elegy was written in some kind of foreknowledge of the untimely silencing of his own sweet blackbird song.
But there is nothing problematic about that kind of foreknowledge because events could have proven me wrong even though as events actually turned out, they didn't prove me wrong.
I guess what I am saying is, the "conspiraloons" are focusing too much on the Power/Visor Consulting simulation, and they need to focus on the Israeli foreknowledge which is there in print in the Bild am Sontag 10th or 11th July 2005 edition.
Paul de Man, who introduced the deconstructionist theory of Jacques Derrida to American readers after the New Criticism had become a received orthodoxy, detected in the New Critics a "foreknowledge" of what he called, borrowing a phrase from the Swiss critic Georges Poulet, "hermeneutic circularity."
There would have been one wild, tempestuous outbreak of indignation, and then my dryad maiden would have known my "foreknowledge" indeed.