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If I delete and replace a character in a computer document, to what extent is it the same character?

This is a question partly about philosophical terminology and categorisation as well as existence. Suppose I type the random string "janwekxq" into a Word document. I then accidentally ...
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Are there two types of scientific theories (one materialistic and one mathematical)?

Until recently, I was assured, for years, that there is only one way for a theory to be "scientific" (my definition): An hypothesis to solve a defined practical problem, which must be falsifiable;A ...
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How/when can categorization of things be correct?

How/when can categorization of things be correct? Meaning just "categorization" in general. It's intuitive that categorization is a "primitive" cognitive and linguistic phenomenon. Without ...
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Why am I myself rather than someone else?

Why am I myself rather than someone else? I think I read something like this in an encyclopedia; that it's a question in philosophy. Not asking what makes me myself, my body, psychology, and ...