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a philosopher who subscribes to the doctrine of mechanism

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Several answers have been argued - one is that Descartes viewed God as a master mechanician.
Herr, who managed several Westinghouse concerns and deemed his boss "a great mechanician," expressed similar admiration for an air spring that Westinghouse designed for automobiles.
In one of his books he wrote, "Few are presumptuous enough to dispute with the chemist or mechanician upon points connected with the studies and labors of his life; but almost any man who can read and write feels at liberty to form and maintain opinions of his own upon trade and money.
It had a design engineer, a materials specialist, an applied mechanician, and a production engineer.
Munther Al-Khatab, an owner of car maintenance workshop, said: "Saudi mechanicians have proven over the past four years their commitment and serious work.
13) One of many experienced and resourceful engineers who had been circulating among communities of mechanicians and was now setting up shop at NRL was Carlos B.
Mechanicians without college education included 18 percent of all innovators and 57 percent of innovators without a college education.
In this volume of proceedings, physicists, chemists, materials scientists, and mechanicians deal with a wide variety of applications of multifunctional materials.
Around 200 elevator attendants and mechanicians went on strike demanding pay increase.
Only gradually, in the ensuing decades, did celestial mechanicians come to realize that this was a gross overestimate; Pluto's bulk is actually less than 1% of Earth's.
In October, a New York Times editorial said: "The flying machine which will really fly might be evolved by the combined and continuous efforts of mathematicians and mechanicians in from one million to 10 million years.
At about the same time Salts were 'surgical instrument makers and anatomical mechanicians to the Prince of Wales' but in another change of direction they began to concentrate on medical products and ended cutlery making.
They may torture the souls of language mechanicians who insist that all words and phrases must have a fixed content, but they and their flexibility are essential to the science which has to do with the control of men through the power to pass judgment on their conduct.
In the twentieth century, both quantum mechanicians and psychologists have been responsible for lending some scientific credence to such views.