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What is the role of common sense in logic?

In Logic by Wifred Hodges he says [..] you must rely on your common sense - as always in logical analysis. So i'm confused (again!). What has common sense to do with logical reasoning? My ...
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Is ethics anthropocentric?

Is ethics anthropocentric? It seems as if ethics mainly revolves around the issues that human intelligence faces? Do we treat ethics as just a mere end and not a means, and if so, does that make ...
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Can someone objectively demonstrate that their moral values are better than someone else's?

I know It's difficult to speak about objectiveness of moral values but if we think about a really simple case, for example: could a lawful priest demonstrate, without objection from anyone, that his ...
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How could 'objective morality' be known/investigated?

We humans have not always believed in objective reality, or at least we have not always believed that reality is rational without any discernible bounds. For, the instant that reality ceases being ...
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What are the characteristics of an 'objective' statement or argument?

Can anyone explain what an "objective" statement or argument really is? How can we decide that one statement is more objective than another?
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Are there any non-divine objective standards of good/evil?

This question is a step backwards because I've run into trouble with definitions on my original question: What would be the logical consequences of human will/nature being corrupt? Is there any way ...
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Can we regard the “mass subjectivity” as “objectivity”? [closed]

Imagine that 6 billion people of earth out of 7 billion population (almost 85%) think that a song is beautiful. In other words, 85% of the whole population, subjectively consider a song as being ...
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how (and to what degree) we can know the feelings (pleasures, desires) of young children

Somebody told me that Freud claimed that we forget our childhood, not because our brain is not powerful enough to retain memories, but because our first three years of childhood are so daunting and ...