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In The Big Music it is a return to the initial words of the first chapter: to the unchangeability of the landscape--a further take on the constant return so intrinsically part of piobaireachd composition.
At least since the Counter Reformation, the church had claimed unchangeability so fiercely that it seemed almost a doctrine; the last Council shifted the vertex to the signs of the times.
The consequence is that, as 'we cannot deduce the unchangeability of our mind and of its basic constitution,' it remains possible that 'in a hundred years people will have to think 2 x 2 = 5' or that this proposition is already true for 'living beings with a different mental organization than ourselves' (37).
The assumption of Byzantine society's rigidity and unchangeability stems from the Western European biases due to evaluating Byzantine history in comparison with the political upheavals of medieval Europe.
In turn the unchangeability of the regional distributions of the particular variables in the analyzed period opens a question to what extent it results from the lack of mobility of the factors of the economical growth between the provinces (Malaga & Kliber, 2007).
He pointed out that the question "What is to be done?" was nearly always translated by intellectuals as "How should the lives of others be arranged?" and not as "What should I do to change myself?" Here he reached the theme of the Vekhi anthology, the need for "inner work." He argued that the "superstition of the unchangeability of religion, which had given rise to the legitimation of one group of people ruling over another, had generated another superstition, a superstition that more than all others hinders people from moving from a violent life to a peaceful, loving way of life: the superstition that certain people can and should organize the lives of others" (PSS 38: 89).
In place of pious, unthinking acceptance, Nietzsche advocates a relentless inquiry--a characteristic embodied by the so-called "free spirit," (13) that being who has "liberated him/herself from tradition" and from "convictions" of all sorts, as he notes in his Human, All Too Human: "He who has not passed through different convictions but remains in the same belief in whose net he was first captured, is on account of this unchangeability ...
(72) This position accounts for the finality and unchangeability of God's judgment on every life immediately upon death.
The theatre's essential unrepeatability, compared to celluloid's unchangeability, worried the Communist Party, for it undermined control.
Despite this bleak acknowledgement of unchangeability, the narrator is granted one unexpected moment of validation by his father before he dies.
The simplicity of the productive organism in these self-sufficing communities which constantly reproduce themselves in the same form and, when accidentally destroyed, spring up again on the spot and with the same name--this simplicity supplies the key to the riddle of the unchangeability of Asiatic states, and their never-ceasing changes of dynasty.
Still, psychologists consider true knowledge to approximate this universality and unchangeability (Slife, 2004).
Through his series of fictional works and travelogues, the writer repeatedly stresses the stagnancy, antiquity, and unchangeability of the old country.
The same unchangeability, implicitly a divine claim, is the trait with which he identifies himself as he takes possession of his new abode.
Innumerable factors in the ruling civilization are "given" which, in a different culture, might not appear as inexorable or as determining an unalterable course for mankind: nations, countries, their resources, social structures, the technological world imposed by man on the natural world, all these are taken to be irreversible effects of historical processes, the unchangeability of which is to a certain extent agreed between opposing forces within that civilization.