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Is Kantian ethics arbitrary?

Speaking about Kantian ethics, I wondered how one could create a moral theory without knowledge of the world, based on the sole rationality. Without references to experience, what prevents us to ...
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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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A fallacy for unjustified blame

Is there a name or definition for the following fallacy (if you can even call it that): Peter decides that the team will use Product A. While using Product A, the team encounters problems. ...
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What are the reasons for human conflict? [closed]

In his "The French Revolution, a History", 3.3.II, Thomas Carlyle writes the following: "for all battle is well said to be misunderstanding" He is speaking in reference to the terrible conflict ...
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Do IQ tests measure intelligence?

Okay, I am kind of skeptical about IQ tests. I think they only measures the speed of a person's reasoning abilities as well as a small portion of knowledge (or just knowledge). I kind of think that ...
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What is the difference (if any) between Solipsism and subjective relativism

I have just come across these two "doctrines", from reading some online articles. After looking up their definitions on Wikipedia, I have to admit that they seem to be synonyms for the same concept. ...
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Are ethics subjective? [closed]

I made a claim that ethics are completely subjective; that there is no one correct answer to a question in the form of: Is insert activity or behaviour here ethical or not? It was suggested that I ...
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What did Kierkegaard consider to be “reflection”?

After mentioning Kierkegaard's leveling and mathematical equality concepts, this passage is quoted: The individual no longer belongs to God, to himself, to his beloved, to his art or to his ...
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Did something improbable happen when I became conscious?

Let's take that person's subjective experience of the universe is given. If we take for example one particular person - lets say the person that is reasoning about this question (denoted with I in the ...
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Personhood and aims

Which philosopher originally proposed having "aims" or "intentions" as a condition of (moral) personhood? I often see this used in discussions of abortion and euthanasia: e.g., "He does not have ...
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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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Which philosophers provide theories of subjectivity?

Which philosophers write about subjectivity? What are some primary sources for philosophical theories of subjectivity?
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Where does the notion of subjectivity break in the case of beauty? [closed]

Sometimes we say that beauty is subjective but it is also felt that it is not that subjective always. Where does it break? Or is beauty always quite subjective?
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Are there philosophers who examined the reasons for believing in the existence of other people?

While I am familiar with Descartes and the oft-quoted idea, I think therefore I am, I am not familiar with any philosophy that actively sought to rationalize that anybody else exists. Are there ...