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Are the following considerations relevant to an appearance/reality distinction?

To perceive the real object is not to perceive it from one or a variety of particular perspectives but to perceive the object as it is in itself. In other words, as it exists mind-independently. The ...
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Are atheists taking atheism by faith? Please enlighten me

The problem with Atheism, is the fact that they can't prove their claims for which god doesn't exist, but where is the evidence for that? In which they shift the burden of proof, to theists that are ...
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Levels In Sorcery For A Sorcerer [closed]

What is the highest level for a sorcerer? And what type of magical-logic does that type of sorcerer operate?
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Why does Kant think we cannot perceive reality?

Direct realism says that we perceive worldly objects. Kant's view seems to say we do not perceive worldly objects. What we perceive are appearances, not the things themselves. What are his reasons for ...
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fitch arrow proof

using the FITCH program and the FITCH derivation rules you should make a proof or derivation of C7 from P5 through P11. P5: ∀x∀y(StrongPref(x,y)→ ¬StrongPref(y,x)) P6: ∀x∀y∀z((StrongPref(x,y)∧...
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Liberation and religions

Religion is always for a group; but philosophy is not so. One person alone cannot be a religion. It is quite natural that there is a bond (a feeling of my and my men) among the members of a religion ...
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How can I prove P Λ (Q ∨ R) ∴ (P Λ Q) ∨ (P Λ R) using fitch? [closed]

I am trying to understand these but it is just hard for me. This is a formal proof without using Demorgan's law
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Did Quine ever respond to the major criticisms of Two Dogmas?

I'm specifically thinking about Grice and Strawson's paper "In Defense of a Dogma" and Putnam's paper "Two Dogmas Revisited". Both raise major issues with the content of Quine's "Two Dogmas of ...
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Definition of a “sense”

Besides the five basic senses (sight, hearing, smell, taste, touch) there is also, for example, the sense of balance. While it may seem that this one is not really about perceiving the external world ...
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Does utilitarianism demand a 5 mph speed limit?

Ok, so a bit of forewarning: this is going to delve into current events a little bit (not too much though). I was having a discussion with someone about the response to the recent pandemic and I said ...
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Different point of view for the Age of the Universe [closed]

I've read recently one book that made me thinking.How do we know the age of the universe since it is measured in not equal seconds.I mean that we know that more mass equals more dense an object and ...
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The concept of nature in the Greek philosophy

My question is: Is it possible to point to a development in the concept of "nature" in the period between pre-Socratic philosophers and Aristotle (inclusive)? Thank you very much.
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Is the certainty of death a result of false induction [closed]

Perhaps the simplest example of false induction is to assume that, if a statement or property is true for the first n numbers (or some amount of another entity), then it must hold true for all of them....
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Is anyone interested in creating a group for outsider philosophy? [closed]

Wittgenstein, Whitehead, Stiegler and Peirce were (are for Stiegler) outsider philosophers. It would be fun to quest for the outsiders who will have an impact down the road.
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Is “always” omitted in mathematics?

Consider the statement: "For two numbers a,b their product is positive". For this statement to be true it must be true for every a,b right? So is the above statement equivalent to: "For two numbers a,...
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Two dogmas of empiricism - logical vs analytic truths… is there really a distinction?

A link to the paper is here: https://www.theologie.uzh.ch/dam/jcr:ffffffff-fbd6-1538-0000-000070cf64bc/Quine51.pdf So in the paper Quine gives two types of analytic statements: No unmarried man is ...
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Freud's “fort-da” game [closed]

The following extract from the book "Psychoanalytic Geographies" (edited by Paul Kingsbury and Steve Pile) describes Freud's grandson's famous game known as "fort-da". The last quote talks about the ...
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What would be a simple definition of “self”? [closed]

Can we define the self in such a way that the machine or the robots could have a conscious mind?? or it is impossible for machines to have a conscious mind? And does "Sophia" has already passed the ...
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Methods for telling how another creature is feeling

Assuming that there are different "beings" in this world, and that those beings have something like "emotions" (those are two big pills to swallow, I know), how do you tell whether a particular being ...
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Mathematics vs Time

Suppose we have a person that one day states "x+3=5". The next day he again states "x+3=5". As events, we can say they are different but does the meaning of the expression has changed? It seems ...
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What should I read to understand the duality between rationality and “inner meaning”?

I read Heideggers being and time recently, which led to a new philosophical awakening and I've been somewhat struggling with a new intuition of mine. The intuition goes like this. Duality of these ...
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Can abstract loops explain the flow of time, causality and existence itself? [closed]

At first, I consider how causality determines our ontology. If we say X exists, then we do so because X, be whatever it be, has a causal influence in either our world or our patterns of thinking. We ...
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A philosophical problem on 'definition' of words

If I ask definition of anything, say point then the most likely reply I will get is " A point is that which has no part." But then I will ask what is 'part'? or what is 'no'? Then the reply will be ...
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If-then statements meaning in everyday vs mathematics

In mathematics when a "P implies Q" statement is true it means that every time P is true, Q is true also. What about everyday usage? For example consider the statement: "If it is raining, then I am ...
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What are some arguments in favour of objective morality?

By objective morality, I mean the belief that there exist moral principles which makes actions moral or immoral regardless of subjective perception. I want to know if there are (reputable) articles ...
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Argument for Emission theory or extramission theory

I read on Wikipedia and T.S.Kuhn's book that Emission theory or extramission theory prevailed for around two thousand years. I want to ask that if light beams came out of eyes then how was the fact ...
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is Zen advanced Taoism? [closed]

after i finished reading Zen training by Sekida thought how closer is zen to taoism than to other branches of Buddhism for it pays little attention to rituals or tradition, and focuses more on ...
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Independent evidence to find the “true”? [closed]

A stupid question from someone how does not handle philosophical/logical literature and have been googleing a lot unsuccessfully. I'm comparing measurements of "X" environmental variable made by ...
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How Does One Define a Keyboard?

Suppose we have 3 keyboards and we take out all the switches. Would we call these objects still "keyboards"? Someone could argue that these objects don't have switches so they can't be called "...
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Based on these 8 beliefs, which school of philosophy should I focus on?

I’m interested in world philosophy and have tried to make sense of what I have read thus far on my own, mainly as regards secure foundation, or central axis, upon which to gradually build some kind of ...
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Value of things, Objectivity, Definition

What is (abstractly) the value of things, how is it defined, is it objective and inherent to the item? In day to day life and even court decisions, the value of things is the average price it would ...
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Religion vs science (or religion vs atheism) [closed]

I spent my childhood with very religious people. Currently, I am PhD student in engineering. Religious person, without understanding science, thinks that an atheist is wrong. And atheist, without ...
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Existentialism and morality

I'm quite confused about Sartre and his relationship to morality. He talks a lot about responsibility. When I think of responsibility, punishment and law come to my mind. But I suppose Sartre's ...
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Newbie Questions on the Demarcation Problem

1) Is Astrology Science? Popper says science is distinguished from non-science by whether the subject in question is falisfiable. So would Astrology and homeopathic medicine be considered science? ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of having the name/category 'Kantian ethics' [closed]

I gather that the term 'Kantian ethics' is meant to refer to one of a small number of broad clusters of ethical views that enjoys currency in contemporary (western) philosophy. I'm wondering if people ...
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Stack vs. Queue Brainteaser [closed]

So I have a thought in my head I was wondering if anyone could offer wisdom on, and excuse me if this is a silly question or is not philosophical in nature. The question is basically this: Let's ...
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The distinction between understanding-how and understanding-why [closed]

Is understanding-how inferior to understanding-why? Let's say I understand how the mechanisms of a thing that make it function. And I understand how, under certain conditions, the thing functions ...
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What are the difference between asking why something is as opposed to asking how something is?

Were there any sort of analysis on the difference of asking why something is as opposed to asking how something is? I am wondering if we can generalize these two types of questions and identify what ...
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Can we accept differences and still have a moral? [closed]

If asked to be tolerant, respectful, non judgmental, open minded toward groups of people living among us with different beliefs and lifestyle, how to define what is good or bad ? Does it mean that we ...
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Does this augmentation to the analytic / synthetic distinction overcome Quine's objections?

Does this augmentation to the analytic / synthetic distinction overcome Quine's objections? An “analytic” sentence, ... has historically been characterized as one whose truth depends upon the ...
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What is Number again

I came here having asked on the math stack exchange site about number. There are several responses to that question or one similar that suggest that here is the best place to ask the question. On ...
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How would luck egalitarianism deal with AI and automatisation in production?

Mainstream theories of justice, particularly luck egalitarianism, accept that the "good fortune," the goods that result from endowments, not from choice or effort, be redistributed to aid those ...
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Why is Savulescu's (2001) Nuclear Accident case a case of harmless wrong-doing rather than a case of harmful wrong-doing?

Savulescu (2001) writes: "Or consider the Nuclear Accident. A poor country does not have enough power to provide power to its citizens during an extremely cold winter. The government decides to open ...
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Philosophy of the state vs. freedom [closed]

From Hobbes' works, I have learned that we have a state which has got many powers but it's also a contract how much freedom we have. In the democratic state, we claim that this contract is more or ...
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Could we treat chess as an impossible game? [closed]

By assuming that any piece can move like any other, chess becomes an impossible game to play. Even if we emphatically denied this assumption, it could still come up and destroy our thought process. ...
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How likely is an artificial intelligence explosion? [closed]

An explosion in artificial general intelligence, sometimes called the "singularity," is a hypothetical event in which an artificial intelligence recursively improves itself, leading to exponential ...
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A Classical Notion of Dividing Travel Up into Infinite Divisions

1) A man wants me to go from a to b in a straight line. 2) Suppose he can, first he needs to go to (a-b)/2. 3) Suppose he can, secondly he needs to go to (a-b)/4. 4) There are infinitely many integers....
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In light of COVID-19, what scientific justification is there for CERN? [closed]

Among the myriad of questions pertaining to scientific research and any cost/benefit analysis might justify said research which has been amplified by the current pandemic crisis, one glaring one is ...
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What is (∃!e) in Davidson 1967?

Davidson proposes a causal law for singular event causation. Here is one example of a backward-looking part of such a law (changed slightly for clarity and to avoid copyright infringement): (e)(u)((...
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How to prove ⊢ ¬ D & ¬ F [closed]

1. (A v ¬ B) ↔ ¬ (A F) P 2. (C ↔ ¬ B) P 3. ¬ (¬ C v D) P ⊢ ¬ D & ¬ F

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