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What is process eschatology? [migrated]

I'm looking for a concise bullet point breakdown :) And some things specific to Christian Process eschatology. I have lots of books and articles with lots of information but am looking for a small ...
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Can utilitiarianism require informed consent?

Background In 2014, it was revealed that Facebook had manipulated news feeds to study emotions. Facebook did not go through any sort of ethical review at the time and has been criticized for this and ...
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Pros and Cons if a new knowledge were to be released to all [on hold]

In today's day and age should new knowledge or findings be released to every nations or society of the world at the same giving time so all can proseper? Or should each earn there own because the ...
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Are Wittgenstein and Quine criticizing the same semantic system? If they aren't generally doing so, are there instances where they are specifically?

What is the connection between the criticisms offered by Wittgenstein and Quine of meaning and language? Are both philosophers generally criticizing the same semantic theories, and if not, are there ...
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How to derive {(~F -> G),F -> H} |- G v H using sentential logic? [on hold]

I can tell by looking at it that it makes sense but I have no idea how to prove it. It is presented in the section introducing Negation Introduction and Negation Elimination. For this class ~ is ...
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How does Kant link the noumenal and phenomenal worlds when it comes to the noumenal and phenomenal mind?

Kant argues for a separation between the noumenal world and the phenomenal world, for good reason. Kant does not, however, seem to believe the mind is noumenal. If we operate on a brain and we remove ...
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What's the fastest way to learn everything [on hold]

Which method of learning is fastest? Is it school? Encyclopedias? Internet? I know there isn't a way to learn everything in a day, but the question is just which is the fastest way?
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Derrida's “Strategic Bet”

I was wondering if anyone could help me understand what Derrida's "Strategic Bet” is? (from his “Ends of Man”). And also, how do the alternatives in the bet define deconstruction?
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Critical Thinking Course - A Good Choice?

I'm about to retire, and I'm going back to school. I have the opportunity to take an introductory Critical Thinking course, and I think that it will be a little dry, but I'm wondering if it could ...
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Meaning in Current Philosophy

I know that the question of the definition of meaning was one of the hotter topics in early/mid-20th century (and some later 19th century) philosophy, but I haven't heard too much about it, recently. ...
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A discrete time: impact on philosophical aspects

Time is a major topic in philosophy. I wonder if there are philosophical works that have digged into the possibilities and impacts of discrete time instants. Present theories in physics suggest that ...
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Did Easterlin paradox and Scitovsky joyless economy disprove utilitarianism?

Utilitarianism is defined as follows: Utilitarianism is a theory in normative ethics holding that the best moral action is the one that maximizes utility. Utility is defined in various ways, but ...
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Individual/Universal Concepts: What does Popper mean in section 14 of Logic of Scientific Discovery?

In section 14 of The Logic of Scientific Discovery Popper discusses the use of universal and individual names or concepts in singular and universal statements. He starts with a pretty ...
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How does “Plotinian discussion of unity and multiplicity” contribute to Al-Kindi's cosmological argument?

I'm reading a discussion of Al-Kindi's cosmological argument. Al-Kindi is widely considered "father of Islamic philosophy" and this argument is a version of what is now known as the "kalam ...
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Are all self-evident truths necessarily redundant?

Every justificationist theory of knowledge has axioms and premises that it begins with. This fact has led skeptics to criticize the possibility of knowledge by noting the infinite regress within any ...
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Extensional interpretation of an argument answer check

The question is: Provide an extensional interpretation (finite abstract model) of the following argument that shows it to be invalid. (3) ∃x(Fx∧∀y(Hy→G(xy)). ∀x(Hx∨Ax). ∀x(Fx→∃y(Ay→G(yx)). ∴ ...
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Kant and Error in his Transcendental Idealism

How would Kant handle errors in our perceptions of the world in his transcendental idealism? If what is external to us is so heavily meditated and contributed to by our mental apparatuses, how do you ...
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What makes a relation 'satisfactory' under William James's pragmatist account of truth?

William James wrote that "Ideas ... become true just in so far as they help us to get into satisfactory relations with other parts of experience" (James 1907). What makes any given relation more ...
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Does later Wittgenstein think that the pragmatic test for meaning is a determinant of semantic content to the exclusion of any other determinant?

Wittgenstein originally put forward the 'picture theory of meaning', which propagated that a given sentence or word is meaningful insofar as it corresponds to a fact or 'picture' of the world. The ...
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Cognitive dissonance and eating glass [closed]

Elon Musk states starting a business is like eating glass. What does he mean ? Does he want to say there is so much cognitive dissonance that you constantly have to struggle and select the hard and ...
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Entanglement and the computability of nature

In the 1935 EPR paper, Einstein, Podolsky and Rosen write that given two entangled particles, one particle can be used to predict with certainty the value of a quantity of the second particle, or in ...
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What factors determine the research approach in science?

Research approach is how research lines develops in a discipline. More on it: What are the factors that influence a scientist in identifying and characterizing a phenomenon to study, and what is the ...
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Is it farther to New York or by bus? [closed]

Ever since I was a young boy this one has always perplexed me. Some believe that New York is the answer and some argue that it has to be 'by bus' because buses are so slow. How does one even start ...
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Why should we consider Wittgenstein a Schopenhauerian idealist?

About the Tractatus, while explaining the similarities and differences between Wittgenstein and Kant with regard to the metaphysics, on the one hand (both track limits, according to which we cannot ...
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What is the definition of love according to Nietzsche?

I just read Thus Spoke Zarathustra, and the word love is mentioned many times in the book. Nonetheless, I don't recall an exact definition of what love is, according to the author. Did I miss it, or ...
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Critical Realism and Social Science

Recently a new philosophical topic came to my attention: Roy Bhaskar's critical realism. I find it a very strange philosophy of science, and I'm having trouble with understanding all of its tenets. As ...
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Assistance in interpreting this excerpt concerning political philosophy

The article comes from "The Rhetorical Functions of Slogans: Classifications and Characteristics" by Robert E. Denton. The title should give away what the entire article is about. I've come to the ...
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Kant's Transcendal Idealism and Empirical Realism

This confuses me. Transcendental idealism and an empirical realism seem to contradict each other; how can you believe in an empirically observable mind-independent reality (which I would presume would ...
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What are computable numbers and what is their philosophical significance?

What are Computable Numbers? Is computability (or non-computability) some sort of technology-dependent characteristic of numbers (via e.g. Turing Machines)? What is the philosophical implication or ...
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CONFUSED ABOUT A PHRASING OF A QUESTION [closed]

When someone says "it is not finite" what does that mean? I am doing an assignment and my professor is saying something is not a finite list.
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Is the Golden Rule only half of the story?

One should not treat others in ways that one would not like to be treated. The rule is self-referential and entirely independent of "other". One should not treat others in ways that one ...
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Did Frege criticize the style of the Tractatus?

Wittgenstein's Tractatus appears to have a singular style (526 sections numbered and organized in decimal under headings 1 to 7). It's also very concise. And the stylistic side is not envisaged by ...
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Why we should not think of others [closed]

Why we should not think of others if we are going to take any action as people make our impression among others by just passing comments only.
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Why God gave us birth? [closed]

I just want to say why god gave us birth. What i read on internet is there are two types of personality like God and Demon. Human loved by god before its creation and loved after giving birth as well. ...
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Why not become a plant? [closed]

If most eastern philosophy appreciated nature, and even a few western existential philosophers point out nature as a way to understand the world around us, and many have spoken about trees, and the ...
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How did GWF Hegel fail to understand his own writing?

Source: p 126, A Little History of Philosophy (2011 ed; not 2012 Reprint ed) by Warburton PhD in Philosophy (Cambridge)   [...] Actually, that question ‘What does it mean?’ is one that readers ...
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What proof do we have that time is moving forward?

We mark the progress of time by a thin line between past memories and no memories (the future). If time is actually flowing backwards or even standing still we would not know it. If memories are ...
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Is Jacques Lacan Aristotelian?

Lacan develops his 4 formulae of sexuation from Aristotle's square of opposition. http://www.swingtradesystems.com/lacan/lacan-and-aristotle.html Given that he claims he undercuts the universals of ...
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Is there any Skeptic Movement in the discipline of History asserting that its impossible to verify the truth and accuracy of some historical claims? [closed]

The study of history heavily relies on textual records, which are, to some extent, value-laden or subjective. Worse still, since peer-review was not a strict practice in the past, it is fairly ...
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Payers to Creator gods aim at different gods? [closed]

In all religions one can find many very good pieces of advice that certainly help to guide one throughout the life. At the same time one can find people having good and bad characters in all those ...
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Does Entanglement Disprove The Principle of Locality?

Regarding the debate between quantum mechanics and determinism I have encountered a problem I can't find the answer to. It is my impression that in order to solve Bell's inequality you would have to ...
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Are normal numbers evidence true randomness exists?

Is the existence of normal numbers evidence true randomness exists, and in every possible world at that? Another mind blowing fact is that most of real numbers are normal, so the normal numbers is not ...
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What exactly does Spivak mean by strategic essentialism?

I'm trying to understand better how to delineate essentialism from strategic essentialism. To me it would seem strategic essentialism is a political or social act of forming a coalition based aroun a ...
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According to modal realism, how many possible worlds are there?

Modal realism tells us there is an infinity of possible worlds, but how many are there exactly? Is it countable infinity ℵ₀, uncountable infinity 𝖈, or some other, bigger uncountable infinity?
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Does philosophy fall apart without the law of identity?

What would happen to all of philosophical thinking if the law of identity, i.e. 'each thing is the same with itself and different from another', were false?
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What is the connection between Hegel's “world of senses” “1st supersensible world” & “2nd supersensible world”?

Question In the Phenomenology of Spirit, in the chapter "Force and Understanding" Hegel claims that the understanding (Verstand) encounters the 2nd law, which in turn creates the 2nd supersensible ...
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How does master morality damage the herd?

I think I've figured out, kinda, I'm just a little crazy, what master morality is. Does Nietzsche ever suggest that it is irrevocably damaging to the herd, that it can seduce them, and in what sense ...
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Semantics and philosophy of language [closed]

What is the difference -if there any- between semantics and philosophy of language?
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Is a true positive value experience possible (one not balanced by the elimination of a negative experience)? [closed]

All positive mental states of experience appear to be invariably derived from the elimination of a negative experience. If true, the implications of this are tremendous (that perfection would be of no ...
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What is Feyerabend advocating when he says that science should be separate from the state just as the church is?

In the closing chapter of "Against Method", Feyerabend states that: "Science is neither a single tradition, nor the best tradition there is, except for people who have become accustomed to its ...

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