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Do decolonialists have to attack science and modernity?

I’m a professional scientist (mathematician, actually). I’m not a philosopher. I’ve got a lot of friends well-versed in philosophy, and they all seem to point toward modernity as a byproduct of ...
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Why do we prohibit consensual incestuous relationships?

When talking about sexual relationships between brothers and sisters, our initial intuition might be, “Well that’s just wrong. There’s something immoral about that”. Now, to examine the logic, I ...
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Violence vs Sex: Why are we typically more comfortable with graphic violence than explicit sex in gaming, television and film? [closed]

There is an apparent correlation between exposure to violence via the media and gaming, and anxiety, fear, aggression and desensitisation to violence. My observations may be biased or unusual, but it ...
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What are the secular arguments for moral realism?

Moral anti-realism claims that morality and ought statements are psychological and cultural inventions. Morality would be mere opinions. Nothing would be in and of itself moral or immoral and if we ...
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How mature must one be to be able to have sex?

For context, I don't study philosophy; however, I often have philosophical discussions with fellow university students. One of the topics that came up recently was: Disregarding any moral obligation ...
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Is there such a thing as sexual morality?

People hold ambivalent feelings about sexual activity. Libertarians rank "sexuality" alongside morally neutral activities the significance of which would be determined in terms of their ...
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Is artificially generating images of minors in sexual positions unethical? [closed]

I am a machine learner, specialising in GANs and when a friend recently told me that he thinks a litle bit differently about the situation, this got me thinking (and not only about getting new friends)...
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What are the arguments for pornography?

It is believed that pornography "violates" the humanity of those involved; that sexually explicit materials reduce people to objects or bodies used primarily for the sexual gratification of ...
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How is Society shaped?

I'm interested in what shapes society? Yes, individuals shape society and society shapes the individual, but I want more detailed analysis. My humble take is: Culture is the most important thing that ...
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Can the sexual double standard be justified according to this logic/reasoning? [closed]

The sexual double standard is a social phenomenon where the sexual value of males and females are evaluated differently, based on their sexual history with sexual partners of the opposite sex. Given ...
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If I am unsure about the existence of morality, Am I morally obligated to find out the answer?

Since we do not know if morality has an independent existence, are we morally obligated to know if it exists?
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Reconciling an aversion to bestiality with being a carnivore

I have often heard the reason given for bestiality being wrong is that animals are incapable of giving consent. However, I'm a meat eater - I regularly eat animals that have been raised, slaughtered ...
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How can visual and other sensory information be transmitted by genes?

As we learned from those viral videos –look up “cat cucumber” if you haven’t seen them–, cats seem to be hard-wired to be scared of cucumbers and other objects that resemble snakes. Behavioural ...
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Are different conception of morality just new terms for science-friendly versions of religions?

Note: religion is herein defined as "a cause, principle, or system of beliefs held to with ardor and faith". Given that there are multiple mutually exclusive conceptions of morality, both ...
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Can a subculture be appropriated?

All the examples of cultural appropriation I see involve taking some element out of wider culture, and implementing it in their own. If subcultures are a subset of elements from within a larger ...
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