Notes from the Underground - Part I: Chapters VIII Summary & Analysis

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Part I: Chapters VIII Summary

The writer talks of what would happen if there became a "formula" for all our "whims and wishes". He suggests that some people simply stop wishing because there'd be no point in wishing when the outcome is determined by a graph, but will quickly point out the flaw in that reasoning. Then he says that most of us make wishes based on what we think would be advantageous to us, but later find that wasn't the case. He says that most people, given the option to wish or to reason, with choose reason. Then he begins to argue the other side. He says that if that were the case, he could predict his life for the next thirty years and that everything he does would have been destined to happen because of that reason. The entire problem...

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