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Can the capitalist class, as individuals, relate to proletarians in non-abusive ways? [closed]

Can the capitalist class, as individuals, relate to proletarians in non-abusive ways? Either no, or I am still waiting.
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Are classes of objects inherent or subjective?

When I see a cat, I consider it a cat in my head even though it is technically also a four legged animal, an animal, a pet, a cute animal, etc. Despite belonging to many of these classes, there’s one ...
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Regarding classifications of elites

There seem to be two types of elite in general society. There is the elite whose privileges and responsibilities are roughly proportional (such as doctors), and then there are elites whose privileges ...
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How is Rawls's "liberalism" reasonably classified as liberal by this SEP article?

According to this Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy article... Given that liberalism fractures on so many issues — the nature of liberty, the place of property and democracy in a just society, the ...
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Rebuttal from first principles as a type of refutation?

There is an intriguing paper by Easwaran on types of refutations: Easwaran, Kenny. Rebutting and undercutting in mathematics. Epistemology, 146-162, Philos. Perspect., 29, Wiley-Blackwell, Malden, ...
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What if vagueness were non-conceptual?

Thus the classical picture, informed by a connection between concepts and sets present in the very word “classify”, sees the theoretical resources of set theory as the proper instruments for ...
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Book request: A nosology of untruths

I recall reading several philosophical articles which deal with various types of untruths: lies, misrepresentations, contradictions, omissions, confabulations, delusions, hallucinations, apparitions, ...
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Relationship between basic statements of knowledge and rare exceptions

Being not a philosophy scholar, I am trying to get up to speed on the nature of statements about basic, established facts in human knowledge and how these relate to the existance of rare exceptions. ...
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Is there a logic of non-universal class characteristics?

The proposition (1) Dogs have four legs is true, but if you tried to convert this proposition into predicate logic, the only reasonable candidate is the false (2) for all x, x is a dog implies x ...
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Are there events that are truly unique objectively? Or are these categories subjective?

What makes us put events into their natural kinds? For example, if someone wins the lottery after praying to the moon God, it might be the first time someone won after praying to the moon God. That ...
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Classifications of experience [closed]

By experience, I mean all the content that I receive, which I have sub-divided into three categories: Percepts, the content corresponding to the different senses (sight, hearing, olfaction, taste, ...
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Positive vs negative classes in ontology

I am interested in the nature of ontological classification and whether there exists some form of accepted terminology to distinguish classes that are 'positive' (matching characteristics) and classes ...
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What is the relationship between categorization and structuralism? [closed]

I have a couple questions: Does the act of categorization or classification always reflect a structuralist mind? Like wise, does the act of de-categorization (or re-categorization) reflect a post-...
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What are borderline cases?

What is a borderline case, and its relationship with vagueness? I have googled a lot but didn't quite find anything that suits my understanding.
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Why is everything in a different category despite their similar origins?

Assuming a non-religious stance, we are made of the atoms that make up everything else in the universe. Why are we categorized as humans, and not the stars that existed billions of years ago and ...
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What type of relationship is "partakes of"?

We call a rose beautiful because it partakes of beauty, according to Plato's Theory of Forms (or my understanding thereof). Furthermore, we can take any attribute and turn it into a class with -ness ...
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Has there been an attempt to create a classification system or taxonomy of "everything"

I have only begun digging into the philosophical definitions and study of taxonomy/classification, however I am just wondering if thus far the idea of trying to categorize and classify all objects, ...
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Is this outline typical of the organization of academic analytic philosophy?

After doing some research I came up with the following classification of analytic philosophy. Do certain branches overlap or worse, are there any inclusions that I have missed? Axiology Æsthetics ...
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Are all "actions" considered to be a type of "conditions"?

Are all "actions" considered to be a type of "conditions"? Let's take the following sentence: "Each display and local field can contain one or more rules that contain a set ...
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draw a distinction between a class (abstract) and the set of all members (concrete)

I'm designing a learning program and I need to come up with a set of terms for the "objects" the user interacts with. In a concise way, I'd like to come up with two terms that describe: a ...
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What are things like experience of smell, taste and touch classified as?

What are things like experience of smell, taste and touch classified as? Are the experience of smell, taste and touch classified differently from the experience of eyesight? And how do philosophers ...
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Is there a limit to abstraction?

Maybe people have asked this before - it seems a fairly basic question to ask, in a similar vein to a child's chain of "Why?" questions. If you ask me "What is a chair?", I respond that it is an item ...
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How can you argue for a classification without assuming the classification?

Assume population x differs from population y by characteristic z. One group of scholars argues that x and y belong to the same class and that z is incidental and irrelevant to the classification. ...
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Non-science according to Popper's Criterion for Demarcation

So, Popper's Criterion for Demarcation goes something like this: “statements or systems of statements, in order to be ranked as scientific, must be capable of conflicting with possible, or conceivable ...
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How may Nikolaus von Kues’ “concept of concept” be applied as a bridge between logic and theology?

I am neither a specialist for logic nor for theology. Yet, I was electrified about Nikolaus von Kues statement that God is the concept of concept. Has Kues’ proposition somehow been applied as a real ...
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What is the difference between class and concept?

What is the difference between class and concept? − I am not sure whether, for instance, “chair” is typically a class or rather a concept, or both. I would say that it is only a class, though it is ...
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Is one of the sciences superior to one (or several) of the others? [closed]

Is there such a thing as a superiority (or kingship) of one of the sciences over one (or several) of the others from some point of view? Considering the more exact sciences mathematics, physics and ...
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Is there such a thing as a systematics where the class members are comparing/systematizing themselves?

Goethe said that, although a „natural system is a contradictory expression”, provided that the distinction (in this system) is really substantial, its items will compare themselves. Does anybody here ...
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A question about taxonomy terms' usage [closed]

I am working on a paper in English and have stuck at taxonomy terms' usage. It is accepted that 'scientific disciplines divide the particulars they study into kinds'. But there are also taxonomy ...
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Difference between classification and prioritization

What is the difference between classification and prioritization in a depth way? What are the steps requiered in each one?
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One and many, particular and universal, individual and general... how do they relate?

In reading Koji Karatani's Transcritique, I found myself a bit confused by the distinctions and couplings he draws between these terms in relation to Hegel and Russell. It wasn't actually his approach ...
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What is the philosophical study of classification called?

What is the philosophical study of classification called? Taxonomy? Taxology? "Category theory"? "Classificology"? Logic? And which philosopher(s) studied exactly what it means to ...
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What is an individual thing? Examples?

In common western philosophy, what does it mean when we say such and such things are individual things? Also could someone give examples of individual things and non-individual things?
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