Bergson, Henri - Time and Free Will - Prediction versus prophecy
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Henri Bergson – Time and Free Will
But we shall draw a distinction between those who think that the knowledge of antecedents would enable us to state a probable conclusion and those who speak of infallible foresight.
To say that a certain friend, under certain circumstances, will very probably act in a certain way, is not so much to predict the future conduct of our friend as to pass a judgement on his present character, that is to say, on his past.