Is there any collection of the major Questions that have driven philosophical thought through the ages? I'm not strictly referring to the branches of philosophy but the arguments therein. Thanks

  • You have to understand very clearly as you see yourself in the mirror. Do you see yourself now? Great people who created philosophy were interested in everything. But mainly they liked to think and feel. There are several doors(problems) to philosophy - Death, Existence, Sufferings, Knowledge, Power/Free will. Every philosopher entered one or many or all of these doors in his findings. – Asphir Dom May 4 '14 at 1:51
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    Are you looking for a reference, or are you asking for that list? Because the first would be a reference request (and could be tagged accordingly), the other would probably be too broad to answer... – iphigenie May 4 '14 at 7:40
  • @iphigenie i'd be interested in the latter like the one referenced by joseph weissman below – neindow Oct 14 '14 at 11:28

Wikipedia has a list of unsolved problems in philosophy; this is drawn from the outline there:

Aesthetics 1. Essentialism 2. Art objects

Epistemology 1. Gettier problem 2. Infinite regression 3. Molyneux problem 4. Münchhausen trilemma 5. Qualia

Ethics 1. Moral luck

Philosophy of language 1. Moore's disbelief

Philosophy of mathematics 1. Mathematical objects

Metaphysics 1. Sorites paradox 2. Counterfactuals 3. Material implication

Philosophy of mind 1. Mind-body problem 2. Cognition and AI 3. Hard problem of consciousness

Philosophy of science 1. Problem of induction 2. Demarcation problem 3. Realism

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