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Rational agents, on the other hand, must accept what Chisholm calls the "principle of the diffusiveness of intention" (PDI).
I have put forth two arguments against what I have termed, after Chisholm, the Principle of the Diffusiveness of Intention and in favor of the intention/foresight distinction.
Sullivan, "The Diffusiveness of Intention: A Counter-Example," Philosophical Studies, vol.
Again invoking the laws of physics, they repeatedly urged that human affection is "weak in proportion to the distance or diffusiveness of the object.
In the city of luxuriance, there was nothing to integrate or to inform the diffusiveness of Glaucon's longing for something more than the life of a pig; nor was there anything to delimit the city's own indeterminacy and incompleteness.
The feverish desires of the inflamed city represent the diffusiveness of the individual soul's longing in a condition anterior to the achievement of constitutional synopsis.
q] is the equivalent proportionality coefficient; [gamma]dq is a factor that depends on the thermal diffusiveness of both materials; and [delta]T is the temperature difference that for all subsequent calculations will be considered constant and equal to 40 [degrees]C.
g] is the thickness of the membrane, [gamma]dg the thermal diffusiveness of the membrane, and [A.
Equation (12) allows quantification of the increment in the number of loading cycles-hence, of the service life-needed by the reflective crack coming from the concrete pavement in order to reach the surface of the asphaltic overlay This equation gives the prolongation of the service life as a function of the thermal diffusiveness of the membrane; the thickness of the membrane; the thickness of the asphaltic overlay; exponent m and experimental parameter characteristics of bituminous materials; and coefficient A, obtained for each material.
As the thermophysical properties of X52 steel (specific heat, thermal expansion, thermal conductivity and diffusiveness, emissivity etc.
So, the pressing question is not merely why Plotinus endorses the axiom of the diffusiveness of goodness but why he reinterprets this, using or perhaps misusing an Aristotelian concept.