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Allais' paradox

Theories of practical rationality have usually taken it for granted that given a choice, people will prefer a maximum of expected utility. The Allais' paradox states that there are many situations in ...
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Higher education knowledge and high school knowledge and pleasure

This post wonders about the levels of pleasure that can be attained using high school only knowledge as compared to using higher education knowledge (assuming all pleasurable activities are related to ...
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Scenario dissolution and cowardry

Suppose person A engages in not thinking anything concerning a given scenario (scenario C) by not thinking about the scenario (scenario C) Person B can read person A's mind and respond to their ...
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Intellectual History of Idea in A Geneaology of Morals Essay One

In Nietzsche's first essay in A Geneaology of Morals, he suggests that use of language in which subjects and verbs are distinguished may influence or at least correspond to conceptual distinctions in ...
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Can morals be viewed an evolving psycho-technological driven by dominant strategies?

So I might be mixing concepts here. But here goes: In economics we have dominant strategies: In biology, the speed at which a pure strategy spreads in the population is limited by its current ...
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Is there a hierarchy to image schemas?

Image schemas are primitive concepts that are studied in diverse fields such as linguistics, psychology, cognitive linguistics, neuroscience. The influences of image schemas is not only seen in ...
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What does Hume's Fork teach us about pattern recognition?

I could be wrong but I think that pattern recognition means mastering mental schema to predict the future. Hume's fork is a brand new concept that I learned about and offers an interesting perspective ...
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Have cognitive scientists dealt with Kant’s idea of a priori knowledge using their tools?

Since Kant’s concept of a priori knowledge is about how humans perceive and construct the world in their head, that sounds very directly related to cognitive science and psychology. Have scientists ...
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Is there any formal studies of why philosophers think a certain way or focus on certain topics?

In other words, I looking for a formal study of philosophers and their thinking as the object to be studied. Parts of what philosophers think about is influenced by history, of course. It is no ...
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Can we measure "braverity" objectively?

By saying "bravery/courage", we implicitly mean a hard task that we wouldn't do it in daily life, and we have to sacrifice something to get it - we are scared. It is, after all, just a cost-benefit ...
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Is there a theory that trying to solve intuition and fear at the same time?

I'm looking for a school of thought or theory that solves these problems, preferably at once: The way to make a profound, advanced knowledge more straightforward and imaginative, without having to ...
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