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How do i stop talking so much?

Many of my co workers have told me that i bore them with excessive talking. How to stop. What should be my philosophy.
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How is temporal logic not vacuously true?

This has been bothering me for a while and I really need your help. A proposition "It will rain tomorrow" isn't like any other proposition, it most resembles an implication of the form "If it is ...
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What could be reasons why incest is wrong?

Rather than explaining with religious restrictions, how could you explain why incest relationship is wrong? How can you explain with morality? Yes, I know scientifically, incest generations are more ...
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Is “Truth” something like a Dirac Delta Function?

To me, Truth is simply what is the case. It is not a matter of reasoning, and it could not be otherwise. Knowledge is a set of beliefs which accord with reality (what is true). Beliefs can be false. ...
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Is Philosophy “After The Fact” knowledge?

I stopped studying Philosophy when I had a conversation with a professor where he said that there is no way to distinguish knowledge (what is true) from false belief except to see what happens. I ...
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What would be the difference between property and kind?

Philosopher E.J. Lowe states that There is a clear difference between saying something like ‘Rover is a dog’, in which we assign Rover, a particular animal, to a certain natural kind or species, ...
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Is this type of induction a problem?

I can understand how the verification of hypotheseses based on inductive reasoning can be problematic, and I understand that a lot of prominent figures in philosophy are in opposition to this (Popper, ...
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Is there a logic of married bachelors?

I'm sure this question must have a simple clarification, but I am largely unfamiliar with the branches of formal logic and not sure where to look for it. We know that "All bachelors are unmarried ...
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How to address hard to verify claims?

Is it ok to dismiss claims like "If you research it, you will see that X is true" or "If you read this you will see that X is true" or "If you wanted to learn you would read this material and agree ...
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A logical fallacy? [on hold]

Just recently my friend and I were discussing marriage statistics, and I jokingly told him that how every woman that I've met so far was either married or engaged. In response, he said something like, ...
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What is Kant's influence on philosophy of science and the demarcation problem?

Kant's proof of the existence of synthetic apriori knowledge was a response to Hume's fork and his views the problem of induction. Given the relevance of these two concepts to the philosophy of ...
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How does non-cognitivism not need belief or picking of facts?

Source: pp 282-283, Think: A Compelling Introduction to Philosophy (1 ed, 1999) by Simon Blackburn However, there is an issue here that divides thinkers into two camps. Consider this equation: ...
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What kind of knowledge can be gathered without testing hypotheses?

Question What is the set of conditions under which a given knowledge can or cannot be acquired without testing (statistics) hypotheses? Thoughts on different fields Below is a list and definitions ...
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What does it mean to 'objectify' a concern?

Source: Think: A Compelling Introduction to Philosophy (1 ed, 1999) by Simon Blackburn   [p 274:] Again, we here uncover a central cause of strife and misunderstanding. For communication is ...
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Why does Simon Blackburn think psychological egoism is ENTIRELY wrong?

Source: p 272, Think: A Compelling Introduction to Philosophy (1 ed, 1999) by Simon Blackburn   [1.] It might be suggested that when we have a concern there must be something in the offing ...
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The Logic Of Sense

Can someone help me understand the 11th and 13th series of Delueze's "The Logic Of Sense" I am struggling to fully understand what he is trying to get across with the ideas of: nonsense the ...
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How does Kant make the transition from proving the existence of synthetic apriori truths to the noumena/phenomena distinction?

I understand how Kant arrives at the existence of synthetic apriori truths, in opposition to Hume's relation of ideas/matters of fact distinction. I also understand the overall epistemic distinction ...
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Is the topic of adoption by same-sex couples treated by contemporary applied ethics?

The Italian parliament is currently discussing whether to allow same-sex couples the possibility of step-child adoption. This is fueling a heated debate across the whole country, but, as far as I can ...
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Is German idealism ontological, epistemic, or something more abstract?

On one hand Kant's transcendental idealism seems purely ontological: His noumena/phenomena distinction is essentially a form of dualism. Add to that: Marx considered himself a materialist in ...
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How does the concept of “the Other” relate to the problem of “other minds?”

I have not really pursued the history or literature on either one of these topics, though the two concepts are often encountered in readings. I have always vaguely taken the "Other" to emerge ...
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Thinking about not existing [migrated]

Whenever I see pictures of our universe, I always try to think about not existing. Recently I found this website and started thinking about it. Usually what when we talk about this, we imagine a void, ...
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If both the parties are alike in their degrees of positiveness then why do they fail to get together? [on hold]

From: http://www.brainybetty.com/2007Motivation/William%20Atkinson%20-%20Thought%20Vibration.pdf Sometimes both parties are so much alike in their degrees of positiveness that they fail to come ...
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About the fear of non-existence

Are there any reputable philosophical works that talk about the fear of non-existence as opposed to the fear of death? (Of corse no one can imagine what it 'feels like' to not exist but if many people ...
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can talent be gained or is it inbuilt in us from birth? [on hold]

i want to know, can any talent be gained if u have interest in that particular thing. As said : "U can succeed in life, if u have talent and if it is used well". Is there any person borne with talent ...
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How to prove “Cube(a), LeftOf(a,b), a=c, Then (Cube(c)^LeftOf(c,b))” with Fitch?

(Tet(a)^Tet(b)), Then Tet(b) Cube(a), LeftOf(a,b), a=c, Then (Cube(c)^LeftOf(c,b)) I think the first one would be | 1.Tet(a)^Tet(b) | 2.Tet(a) | 3.Tet(b) ^Intro: 1,2 But I have no idea how ...
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I would like to know the origin of this philosophical statement [on hold]

A mentor once said to me, "The Short way is the Long way, and the Long way is the Short way". This has proven to be true in my life, regarding significant matters, especially those where it would be ...
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Do impossible properties include all properties?

As part of Gödel's ontological proof of God's existence he offers a Theorem that all positive properties are possible. In his proof of it he says that impossible properties entail all properties. But ...
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Can one speak unambiguously of “The” Scientific Method?

When people in general discuss science, they talk about the scientific method as if it was a fixed and universally agreed upon principle. In a show I saw recently by Neil DeGrasse Tyson, he explicitly ...
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Size of a point [on hold]

I know this may sound too simple or maybe too absurd to discuss, but I am having a hard time visualizing a point in space! In Euclid's Elements a 'Point' is defined as Something which has no part. ...
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Can absurdists get what they want?

Absurdism is a philosophical stance embracing a wide range of relativist perspectives, which implies that the efforts of humanity to find or absolutely define, limit, express or exclude the ...
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Is it thought that analytic philosophy is in decline?

I would like to know from someone who has closely followed contemporary analytic philosophy if this idea has any currency. So by "is it thought" I mean is it a general trend or mood. The reason for ...
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How does Quantum science and Objectivism mix? [on hold]

First off please bear with me that I am entering the realm of learning about both of these topics. However from what I have gathered objectivism says that reality is the only reality and that there is ...
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How does ontological naturalism support eliminative materialism?

[N]aturalism is polemically defined as repudiating the view that there exists or could exist any entities which lie, in principle, beyond the scope of scientific explanation. Danto, in The ...
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Are questions about existence purely semantic?

I was inspired by this question, and in particular this section of user259242's answer: Type identity physicalism says mental states are identical with brain states. Eliminativism on the other ...
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How did quantum mechanics shape the scientific method?

Quantum mechanics has certainly changed scientific concepts (deterministic <-> probabilistic). But to which extent did it change the scientific method? Since I perceive the scientific method more ...
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Is there a logical fallacy in “dropping down” to a different level of abstraction?

Is there a logical fallacy for differing abstractive levels. As in, you start talking on the level of demographics until someone counters with verifiable data on the same level of abstraction, at ...
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Is it legitimate to win a moral debate with logic?

Is it legitimate to win a moral, political or ethical argument by using logical methods? If you demonstrate that an opponent's statements are somehow illogical, the reason the opponent is ...
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How do you think for the object to 'conform to the constitution of our faculty of intuition'?

A novice, I do not feel prepared yet to, but shall in future, read Kant; please tell me if Kant's originals answer my question. Source: p 256, Think: A Compelling Introduction to Philosophy (1 ed, ...
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What does Kant mean when distinguishing time and space from experiences?

A novice, I do not feel prepared yet to, but shall in future, read Kant; please tell me if Kant's originals answer my question. Source: p 255, Think: A Compelling Introduction to Philosophy (1 ed, ...
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Should Lisa brachiate when she hunts? [closed]

Brachiation is arm over arm swinging. It has helped humans hunt in the past. Lisa is a humanoid so she would likely have the anatomical features to brachiate. Lisa hunts for Robin in my story and she ...
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What is the difference between type identity physicalism and eliminativism?

Type identity physicalism says mental states are identical with brain states. Eliminativism on the other hand states that mental states don't exist at all. Isn't this just a word game? Does it ...
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What is the meaning of “using against the edifice the instruments or stones available in the house” in Derrida?

Can anyone help me with the meaning of this sentence? "For Derrida deconstruction is "to attempt an exit and a deconstruction without changing terrain, by repeating what is implicit in the ...
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Is philosophy an art or science [closed]

i want to know if subject philosophy should be considered under art or science. If art , what type.And if science, how??
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'space of which some 'if's are true' vs 'space of which other kinds of 'if's are true'

Source: Think: A Compelling Introduction to Philosophy (1 ed, 1999) by Simon Blackburn [p 249:]  But if, following Faraday, we resolve particles themselves into yet further powers, dispositions, ...
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What are the minimal requirements of a “measurement”?

Surprisingly, I have not yet found a good philosophical work on the concept of "measuring" things. Though I assume one exists. In quantum theory, of course, we encounter measurement problems, and ...
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If a formula φ contains at most one occurrence of any sentence letter, then φ is not a tautology [on hold]

If a formula φ contains at most one occurrence of any sentence letter, then φ is not a tautology. The only connectives in my system are → and ¬. I think I should attempt this by induction on the ...
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Is there a name for the fallacy of “hypocrisy of a group”?

I feel like there has to be just because I see it so often. The statement is usually phrased as a question: "Why does group X believe thing Y but also contradictory thing Z?"—the mistake being that ...
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Is it possible to use Wittgenstein's concept of family resemblance to separate high art from commercial art?

In a previous post, I asked whether it is possible to objectively compare the quality and validity of different pieces and forms of art. In the responses I got the overall response is that there is no ...
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Can any signature be counterfeit?

Derrida in Signature Event Context" (1972) asks: "Are there signatures?", responds, "Yes, of course, every day. Effects of signature are the most common thing in the world" (SEC 20). And he ...
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Can one pursue knowledge without their own personal perspective?

In my opinion, the pursuit of knowledge is directly linked the the individual pursuing it, and their perspective is crucial in the process. However, would anyone have an argument to why an individual ...

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