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Simon Fraser University

  • "The Honour of Israel Gow" from The Amazing Adventures of Father Brown, by G.K. Chesterton, 1910. (Nice illustration of the concept of underdeterminism in creating empirical theories)
  • "The Monkey's Paw", by W.W. Jacobs. (This story strikes me as embodying the Leibnizian view of the world, viz. that this is the best of all possible worlds – that any attempt to 'meddle' with the course of nature can only make the world worse.)

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