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Where can one “peer discuss” an unpublished short paper?

Do you know of an online website where one can present an unpublished short paper for some feedback? I am interested in a discussion of the ideas themselves, not in help editing it into academic form ...
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The difference between innatism and empricism

I've read on many websites (including Wikipedia) that empiricism is the opposed of innatism, could someone explain me why ?
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What makes a student good at philosophy? [closed]

I studied philosophy at undergrad, and it was a complete disaster! I was told at 10 I would have a phd in any subject I wanted, took and easily passed all the toughest SAT papers at high school, etc.. ...
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How rigorous is the Dark Forest Postulate used to explain the fermi paradox? [closed]

This is the founding premise of science fiction "The Three Body Problem" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Three-Body_Problem It starts with two axioms Survival is the most important goal of every ...
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Immortality through technology? [closed]

I speak with a lot of quite terrified post humanists at the moment: terrified that they will miss the technological singularity and immortal life. But I can't help but think that they immortality is ...
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Where can one get one's philosophy paper edited? [closed]

I have some philosophy works that I want to see improved into a more succinct, scholarly text. Where can I get such help (for free if possible)?
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Where does philosopher work, and what does he do on a normal work day? [closed]

I am programmer I sit in front of PC and produce web systems (in a nutshell). Where does philosopher work and what does philosopher do in his work place? Update: Teaching others does not count, as it ...
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What is John Locke's legacy today? [closed]

How is John Locke alive today? Who did he influence?
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What do we mean by the term “Number of things”? [duplicate]

I am reading the book "The Number-System of Algebra (2nd edition)." I have some problems with the the first article: "Number". The author has confined the concept of number of things to the groups ...
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What does wisdom mean for a secular person?

I'm a Christian now, but I can remember the days when I was a rather unreflective atheist. Back then, I considered the word "wisdom" to be meaningless, and would be suspicious of anybody who claimed ...
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Did that rock just buy a pie? [closed]

Imagine a rock has become dislodged, rolling down a hill just on the outskirts of town. As it's rolling, it picks up an amount of money, which sticks to it. The rock has just enough momentum to roll ...