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good and evil… how do we know [on hold]

in this world there are two very specific ways of life one is good the other evil. i guess this would be a two part question. first if we were not taught at a young age which was which how would we ...
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Should individual moral obligations determine government policy?

So, there are plenty of arguments out there that argue that since governments do not possess intentionality, are not the origin of their actions, and are not self-aware of their actions or their ...
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How does intertextuality square with “il n'y a pas de hors-texte”

How does intertextuality square with Derrida's phrase "il n'y a pas de hors-texte"? Specifically, do the two problematise Bloom's theory of influence, of deliberate misreading, such that that ...
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non linear relation between two social variables [on hold]

Please accept my apology in advance as I don't have very good background in sociology. I am after literature, theory, model or research that talks about the non-linear relation between hunger and food ...
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Aristotelian views on Justice and Equality

Aristotle discusses two types of justice - one, more general justice that concerns having all the virtues, and a second justice concerning how a state should act. He believes, if I'm not mistaken, ...
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Cognitions influence on the physical body

This question is related to the mind body problem, specifically how cognition, which is mental, plays a role in causal processes. Cognition includes thinking, seeing, imagining, understanding, ...
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Can a theist accept any brute facts about the natural world?

I am reading Adrian Bardon’s recent text, A History of the Philosophy of Time, and in it he makes the following passing comment : The theist doesn’t accept brute facts about the natural world; she ...
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Truth Value of Sentences Containing Logical Contradictions

Do propositions containing logical contradictions have truth values, or are they meaningless? For example: A) Some married bachelors exist. B) 95% of married bachelors live in Maryland. C) ...
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Is racism developed or handed over by ancestors [on hold]

Iam an Asian. My skin colour is brown. My general impression is that people with fair skin with similar features as of mine, can be more beautiful. I don't like fairer skin people to practice racism ...
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Why human die, what is the meaning of life? [on hold]

I want to know, why human die? What is the meaning of life? I could die tomorrow. What's the meaning of all these things?
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What is a philosopher? What makes a philosopher a philosopher? [on hold]

Nowadays, most people seem to think of philosophy as an academic discipline that you study in university and that to be a philosopher is to be a professor of philosophy. However, according to eg. ...
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Self-referring propositions

This proposition is false As you can see in the proposition above, there is a problem. This sentence can't be true, but it can't be false either. I believe that this issue comes from the fact that ...
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To Check or not to Check? [on hold]

Samuel and Paul make a wager. They want to know if a certain professor held class the day prior when they were absent. The professor is unreachable, though, so they have to ask students from class. If ...
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How to prove that what we will know isn't true isn't true?

My apologies for the convoluted question. I'm still (kinda) arguing with someone that if we have knowledge then there are facts. One way I've argued for this, is by saying that what we will know ...
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Reference - Heidegger on Hölderlin's translations?

Surely Heidegger was well aware of the Enormous power of Hölderlin's tranlations especially of Sophocles' tragedies. Did Heidegger write something about this facet of Hölderlin?
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A and ~A in logical proof

In my logic class last semester, we went over proofs with the rules of induction and replacement. In a couple of the exercises, I noticed something. In each of the exercises in question, all of the ...
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Can donation or charity be a big mistake

Suppose I donate my eyes at an eye bank. The eyes are implanted to a rapist who uses it for doing all wrong things with them, then it is not good. Isn't donating without knowing the recipient a ...
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Electromegnatic Field and GHOST [on hold]

What is electro megnatic field ? How and where it is generated ? I've heard that science doesn't believe in ghost. Is it true ? Is that emf what the science believe to be ghost. Please tell me. Thanks ...
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A Critcism of the Ontological Argument for God

Allow me to present the argument: (1) By definition God is that being which possesses every perfection. (2) Existence is a perfection. (3) Therefore, God exists. Whether you agree is not ...
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Writing style of Philosophical Investigations

I have just begun reading Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations (Anscombe, Hacker, Schulte translation) for the first time (also my first Wittgenstein), and noticed that his repetition of ...
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What is the relationship between Scientism and Logical Positivism?

I always assumed that Scientism was just the layman's version of Logical Positivism. Scientism is the view that the natural sciences are the only source of factual knowledge about the world, ...
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Industrial Society and its Future [on hold]

Ted Kaczynski, also known as the “Unabomber,” was born on May 22, 1942, in Illinois. A mathematics prodigy, Kaczynski taught at the University of California at Berkeley before retreating to a ...
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My Car, She Was Driving, Who Pays the Lapsed Registration Ticket? [on hold]

The title sums the situation up pretty well. My friend was out driving in my car (with my permission) when the car received a ticket (while parked--she wasn't in the car) for a lapsed registration. ...
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What does later Wittgenstein and earlier Wittgenstein have in common?

Wittgenstein, while previously advocating a picture theory of semantics, later came to revoke his support of this position. But did Wittgenstein still hold on to certain ideas of his old school? ...
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When Heidegger talks about “Being” is it related to the totality of all entities in a unity “Being”?

When Heidegger talks about "Being" is it related to the totality of all entities in a unity "Being"? That is, by analogy, is the Being in Heidegger something like "Para Brahman" (in Hindu Philosophy) ...
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Why it is impossible to find a Pythagoras triangle (in integers), where two sides are powerful numbers? [on hold]

It is too elementary to prove this simple conjecture for primitive triplets, but this might had been a strong reason behind many unsolved problems in the history of mathematics, especially the most ...
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What do you call the output of a truth table?

I know that the value of said output can be either True of False, but what is the actual output called? Another way of phrasing the question is, is what do you call the resolution of a complex ...
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Our actions and our will [on hold]

Do we really have control over our actions? Is it nature , evolution or our self perseption about world or any other thing which control our decisions and actions?
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Doubts about publishing priority [on hold]

My doubt is this: if I first publish a small book which gives an overall view of my philosophy of science proposal, could I legitimately try to publish afterwards some journal articles detailing the ...
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Are philosophical zombies possible? [on hold]

Please check out this video explaining the problem of other minds and the possibility of philosophical zombies! like it if possible :D https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07JM_8AQ6WA
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Unity is more fundamental than synthesis

Unity is more fundamental than synthesis, since it is a component of the concept of a unified manifold, which is what synthesis brings about. The unity presupposed by synthesis is not the category ...
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Are neopagan religious views taken seriously by academic philosophers?

It seems 'normal' that philosophers of religion and divinities scholars in the West would focus mostly on the Abrahamic religions. Along with that, many philosophers have engaged with Eastern ...
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“All men are mortal, Socrates is a man, therefore, Socrates is mortal” original quote

Where the syllogism "All men are mortal / Socrates is a man / Therefore, Socrates is mortal" first appeared?
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Is there a name for the “A implies B, therefore not A implies not B” fallacy

A thumb & finger example: "If it's thumb, it's a finger. Therefore, if it's not a thumb, it's not a finger." Edit: There have been some answers rightfully pointing out that the example given ...
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Are great philosophers resting sometimes from study?

Do they need sometimes to rest from the thoughts and the study of their work, like common people do and how often? I know it's a funny question but I wanted to post it and I hope they don't close it. ...
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Movies on philosophy similar to “Waking Life”? [on hold]

The movie "Waking Life" is a philosophical masterpiece: a quasi non-narrative psychedelic dreamscape exploring the very nature of both existence and non-existence in unpredecented depth. In a ...
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Is conception an Aristotelian efficient, or material cause?

Someone asks you the question, "Why are you?" You reply My parents conceived me. Am I correct in saying that your conception, according to Aristotle, is the efficient cause of your ...
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Are philosophy and science mergeable today?

In the past, both Philosophy and Science were one. However, because of the vastness of Science, it was cut off. I am inclined to go along the same line of thinking, but, is there a way to merge both ...
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Thus, God does not exist [closed]

God in the bible disproved. This is a proof a certain God does not exist. It is done in Predicate Calculus. It is based on the problem of evil. Axiom 1. All is created by God. Colossus 1:16, ...
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How can a utilitarian argue against a “stealing from the rich and giving to the poor” scenario?

Imagine that a person steals money from a rich company without the company noticing and gives it to charities that give food to refugees. I can argue that since the money that is stolen from the ...
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Thieves are they who do theft [closed]

Thieves are they who do theft. Theft is when A takes from B what belongs to B without B's consent. Gov't takes from B what belongs to B without B's consent. What is Gov't then?
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Can one be a Modal Realist without also having to incorporate the existence of impossible worlds?

I know Modal Realism well enough itself, and have read many of the objections (and subsequent responses) that David Lewis himself took up in relation to the philosophical position. My question is, do ...
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Is the logic of this argument valid?

If God exists, it is rational for people to believe he exists without relying on facts: If God exists and he wanted to be known by people he would provide a means of knowing him. If God wanted as ...
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Difference between Tautology and Circular Reasoning

Often it is considered that a tautology is the same as a circular reasoning. However, in the Wikipedia entry of Tautology, it is mentioned that circular reasoning and tautology are different. Can ...
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Problems with the Omnipotence paradox

From Wikipedia: The omnipotence paradox is a family of semantic paradoxes that explores what is meant by 'omnipotence'. If an omnipotent being is able to perform any action, then it should be able ...
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Omnipotence Paradox Defense and Meinongianism/Neo-Meinongianism

I was considering a solution to the omnipotence paradox in which excluding logical impossibilities from the definition of omnipotence is justified as follows. Consider the proposition, "God could ...
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What are some active areas of research in proof theory?

Is there any research activity going on in the field of proof theory today? If so, what are some of the most active areas, what types of questions do they deal with, and where can I go to find out ...
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What is the relation between 'knowledge-that' and 'knowledge-how' under pragmatism?

Quick bit of definitions for the words: Knowledge-that is knowledge that answers a question about a thing. It is informative of a thing's nature or kind. Knowledge-how is knowledge that is expressed ...
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Is it a better compliment to be called someone's strength or his weakness? [on hold]

Are you dearer to a person if you are his strength or his weakness? While being someone's strength means you give the person hope and motivation, and are thus definitely liked by him, being ...
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Are agnosticism and ignosticism incompatible with each other?

If someone claims that the concept of God is ambiguous and it is meaningless to talk about its existence, then such a person cannot take a stance as far as knowledge is concerned. Wouldn't an Agnostic ...

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