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πίστις (Faith/Conviction) In Plato's Apology

In Plato's Apology, a main question is that between belief and knowledge, between the pretense of Socrates' accusers and the simple truth of Socrates, between the laws of men and the laws that ...
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Where can one “peer discuss” an unpublished short paper?

Do you know of an online website where one can present an unpublished short paper for some feedback?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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Does Sartre ever talk about irrelevance?

Does Sartre ever talk about authenticity in terms of irrelevance? I think that authenticity means (amongst other things) both being irrelevant and failing to act: that membership of a group which ...
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Is there a word for the idea that the world is “a collection of collections”?

I'm looking for a (possibly ontological) recognised term for a theory that acknowledges that things can be broken down into smaller things - essentially components, parts and eventually atoms, quarks ...
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Should modern empiricists embrace string theory?

Conventional wisdom says "no", lack of new predictions being the main criticism. Johansson and Matsubara review string theory from various empiricist perspectives, and the best they can say (for ...
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How can opposing policies under the Particular-Universal Dualism still function well together?

Source: pp 167-168, Thinking Like a Lawyer: An Introduction to Legal Reasoning (2010, 2 ed) by Kenneth J. Vandevelde. Can someone please explain and demystify (make more intuitive) the paradox per ...
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What is a Badioun Event?

Badiou is known for his theorisation of the Event, for example in his book Being and Event; it's clear though that it's not an event in these term: smiles, walks, dances, weddings, explosions, ...
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divides three kind unity in kant's Critique of Pure Reason

I'm totally new in philosophy, but according to my reading on transcendental Aesthetic and transcendental logic and categories ,I'd like to divide three kind of unity like this : 1- Unity of ...
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A Neo-Kantian View on Causality?

Quantum non-determinism seems incompatible with Kant’s defense of causality in his Second Analogy. Stephen R. Palmquist however provides an interesting and appealing case against this supposition, ...
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What is the point of prayer for theological rationalists?

Of course, there are psychological aspects, you can unify a community or concentrate on your life goals. I feel like Christians try to do something like that when they say that prayer should be a ...
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Deontological analysis of “voting your conscience”

What factors play into a deontological analysis of voting your conscience? i.e. voting for a candidate who highly aligns with your positions, but doesn't have a chance of winning, vs. a less ideal, ...
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Believing in Axioms vs belief in God

I have always held that there are different levels of belief. For example believing in the Axiom of choice requires less effort than believing in God, although neither are provable. One appeals to my ...
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Was fascism ever philosophically appealing?

I remember reading, in better times about a decade ago, the fascism article in a philosophy encyclopedia. It summarily introduced the main ideas, and then dismissed them as utterly invalidated by ...
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Did Wittgenstein think that pure description, without the influence of explanation, could be pursued?

Wittgenstein is stated as having said "we must do away with the explanation and description alone must take its place" (PI 109). But isn't this akin to the myth of the given that Sellars attacked? ...
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Is the difference between logical possibility and physical possibility an argument against Idealism?

In typical sci-fi scenarios, the characters realize that they are living in a simulation, or that everything is a dream, etc....once they notice that the laws of physics don't always hold, or that ...

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