We have on the one hand a desperate need; hunger, sickness, and the dread of war," Lewis noted, and "we have, on the other, the conception of something that might meet it: omnicompetent
Chapter eleven regards cybernetics as omnicompetent
, if not omniscient and omnipotent: "ultimately" it could "show us how to govern the evolution of life and the universe," including fully conscious AI (pp.
The Victorian sage achieves this aim chiefly by functioning as a master interpreter, an omnicompetent
understanding eye that can successfully read a world full of "mysteriously encoded" signs illegible to others (Landow, Elegant 45).
There, in his tax register, we see him as an omnicompetent
administrator, as in fact he claimed to be in this book.
he is omnicompetent
, remote from effective check by courts or even
Theocracy or an aggressive version of an established religion has its defects, but these are not remedied by dogmatic versions of religious unbelief or an omnicompetent
laicist state--which excludes religion entirely.
As political scientist Peter Lawler has noted, this analysis aligns Brownson with Alexis de Tocqueville's reflections on the arts of associations that stave off an omnicompetent
state by attaching people to one another in shared pursuits.
As Tushnet would understand "dual sovereignty" or Two Kingdoms, religion is omnicompetent
in its field and government is omnicompetent
in its field, and again, "never the twain shall meet.
national government effectively unrestrained by a constitutional division of powers': ABC Radio National, 'Work Choices Shipwreck, Perspective, 6 December 2006 (Greg Craven) <http://www.
They may sue state instrumentalities (179) and, by bringing lawsuits against private parties, increasingly function as an omnicompetent
These catchwords could easily be picked out of a Totalitarian treatise written by an advocate of an omnicompetent
and omnipresent state whose only limitations are the limits of its power to enforce laws.
Finally, Hamilton's attempt to build on the basis of a mere ceremony an omnicompetent
foreign affairs structure is nothing short of an imaginary construction.