idea number gives full details.     |    back to list of philosophers     |     expand these ideas

Ideas of Pierre Simon de Laplace, by Text

[French, 1749 - 1827, Went to school with Napoleon.]

1820 Philosophical Essay on Probability
p.70 If a supreme intellect knew all atoms and movements, it could know all of the past and the future
Ch.XI p.72 The reliability of witnesses depends on whether they benefit from their observations