“Coincidence,” he said.
Often mistaken for irony, the term coincidence involves a great deal of luck, or chance.
(The claim that same-kind coincidence is impossible is sometimes called ‘Locke’s thesis’.)
Speaking to a Dutch journalist at the time, Le Mesurier said ‘if it was a coincidence, it’s one hell of a coincidence’.
It is not a coincidence.
So this strange coincidence is interesting.”
A particularly clear and striking form of the Fortunate Coincidence Thesis is expressed at BCA VIII.129:
If it is a correct result, and the instruments are working properly, the coincidence of results is understandable.
That could just be a coincidence (i.e. there is no common cause, and no direct causal link between the two events).
It may not be a mere coincidence that in 1991 Oswaldo Porchat, a leading Brazilian philosopher, and in 1994 Robert J.
And I know it’s another coincidence that the market’s plunge accelerated during Bernanke’s speech yesterday, to the Economic Club.
Material coincidence may explain how spatial coincidence is possible, but what about material coincidence itself?
It was surely no coincidence that after Mr Lebedev's arrest, Russia's antitrust commission said it would delay approval of the merger for another three weeks.
The whole point of a fine-tuning argument isn't to declare that we have a weird coincidence, and therefore anything that explains this coincidence is likely to be right.
“I suppose you could say it was mere coincidence that Trump tweeted about WikiLeaks 15 minutes after the organization asked his eldest son for him to do just that,” CNN’s Chris Cillizza noted on Tuesday.
"Today is our six-year anniversary so we wanted to go ahead with a civil partnership but when the bill was passed it was perfect timing and it was a complete coincidence, a happy coincidence.
When we see what appears to be a cosmic coincidence, we owe it to ourselves to examine every possible physical cause of that coincidence, as one of them might lead to the next great breakthrough.
Given the complexity of rockets, and the potentially catastrophic consequences of even quite small glitches, such blots are to be expected, so the coincidence of these events is presumably just that—coincidence.
Objections to the perdurance account of temporary coincidence focus on more general (alleged) difficulties for perdurantism; on whether the account can generalise to cope with all coincidence problems (see section 4.2); and on whether it can explain why we are happy to call the statue but not the lump ‘well-made’ or ‘derivative’.
There is no liability for harms due to a “coincidence” (defined as a freakishly unusual conjunction of events) even though such harms would not have occurred but for the defendant’s culpable action, so long as that coincidence is not used by the defendant as a means to bringing about the harm (another part of the common law’s “superseding cause” doctrine; Hart & Honoré 1959, 1985).
- an event that might have been arranged although it was really accidental
- the quality of occupying the same position or area in space
Example: he waited for the coincidence of the target and the cross hairs
- the temporal property of two things happening at the same time
Example: the interval determining the coincidence gate is adjustable
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There is no liability for harms due to a coincidence defined as a freakishly unusual conjunction of events even though such harms would not have occurred but for the defendants culpable action so long as that coincidence is not used by the defendant as a means to bringing about the harm another part of the common laws superseding cause doctrine Hart Honoré 1959 1985