Praxiology. An Introduction to the Sciences of Efficient by Tadeusz Kotarbinski

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If we refer that negation ta the work at the moment c, we obtain another relationship. If J o h n has the dispositional possibility to act so that something should be so-and-so, he also has the dispositional possibility to act so that that something should not be so-and-so. For J o h n has the possibility to make, at the moment b> such an impulse as will result in that something will not be so-and-so at the moment c. If he can perform in the evening movements so that the alarm clock will ring the next morning, he also might perform in the evening such movements that the alarm clock would not ring the next morning.

Moment c, usually later than b, can coincide with it (if the given work consists in the impulse itself), but cannot precede it, since no one can be the agent of an event occurring earlier than his impulse. (Let it be noted that in this paragraph the words " c a n " and "cannot" are not used in any of the senses specified above with reference to action. They are used here in a more general, logical connotation: the statement that something can be, means that the supposition is that something complies with the assumptions adopted,.

So it is, too, when we are looking for an object that has been mislaid. Very often, our failure to find such an object is explained by the fact that we have not exhausted our possibilities by looking everywhere. This too is a case of not taking into account all the possible solutions or all the possible aspects of the object sought. We have encountered above the concept of choice, a concept which certainly has a general praxiological validity. What is its meaning? What does it mean that a person chooses something?

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