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What is the difference between mind and consciousness?

I have heard the terms "mind" and "consciousness" used interchangeably, but I am now wondering, is there a difference between them? If so, what is the difference between them? I ...
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Is there a difference between "there is" versus "there exists"?

I have heard the phrases "there is" and "there exists" used interchangeably, but I am now wondering, is there a difference between them, and if so, what is it? Also, have ...
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What is the difference between wisdom and clarity?

I am asking this question here because wisdom is related to philosophy. I want to know, is wisdom the same as seeing things clearly? Or is there a difference between wisdom and clarity? If so, what is ...
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Is there a difference between knowing, and knowing for certain?

When one knows something, do they also know it for certain? Or is knowing distinct from knowing for certain? I find a statement like, "I know X, but I don't know X for certain" to be pretty ...
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Can the fact/value distinction be drawn on any conception of facts, or only some of these?

The SEP article on facts goes over many conceptions of these things. Sec. 5 of the article on correspondence theories of truth lists the following objection at its end: All facts, even the most ...
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Is there a domain of discourse in which the trivial/nontrivial distinction breaks down?

Let us suppose that we commonly imagine that problems have sets of solutions, wherein there are empty solutions, trivial ones, and then nontrivial ones. Add further that we have a relatively stable ...
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Is the clear/unclear distinction itself clear, unclear, or something else?

Suppose that clarity occurs for two representations when one attends to what makes the representations different. (This is, to my knowledge, a somewhat common or accepted "definition" of ...
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Would a divine being having properties of multiple orders undermine the point of attributing divine simplicity to this being?

It seems as if debates about divine natures, among the "laity," are usually preoccupied with what have been called first-order properties of those natures. So we see the perennial quibbling ...
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What is the difference between a Belief and Truth

I was interested in the definition of truth, i followed this post What is the difference between Fact and Truth? what I understood is that truth is anything I believe in or appears to be accurate ...
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Could the boundary between concrete and abstract objects be vague?

Though the SEP article on abstract objects has long weighed on my mind, I never formed much of an opinion about the question until now. The opinion I did have was negative: the ~space/~time definition ...
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What's the difference between morality and rationality?

What's the difference between morality and rationality? Some of my friends argue with me saying, What is rational is what is moral I do not believe so because, I believe there are absolute moral ...
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Can a category of non-difference exist in Western logic?

Indian philosophy has a logical category of non-difference (related somewhat to abheda) in which something is different from something else but identical to it as well. An example is that of the the ...
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Post hoc fallacy Vs. Slippery slope fallacy

What are the differences between Post hoc fallacy and Slippery slope fallacy? Why they are different?
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What is it when someone from some group (ethnic, religious, disability, etc.) can automatically talk for others from it?

Is there a term for being for and against the view that (only) someone from some group (ethnic, religious, disability, etc.) can automatically talk for others from it? It's kind of a political and ...
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Are there analytic philosophers of difference?

I've gathered from the IEP article on Differential Ontology that Gilles Deleuze wrote about difference in the sense that I'm interested in but not in a way that I'm interested in. I would like to see ...
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Is it possible to conclude, whether similarity or difference is more fundamental notion?

Is it possible to conclude, whether similarity or difference is more fundamental notion? Is there any support from e.g. biology as to whether our senses support similarity more than difference? From ...
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What is the difference between an excuse and a reason? [closed]

I've been told not to use excuses, as per a "set of ethics", that if I gave reason for being late for an appointment, for work, not being a mathematician, etc. But, I don't see a moral difference ...
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What's the difference between superstition and religion? [closed]

Both are based on what people say and believe to, so is it a matter of faith?
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Why the difference is measured in the absolute units (but not for time)?

I am successful at asking challenging questions. My latest victory was to ask why does python language has a special type for the time difference? I am familiar with phisics a bit. I therefore ...
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How are 'proof of inexistence' and 'proof of impossibility of existence' different?

What is the difference between proof of inexistence (A) and proof of impossibility of existence (B)? Does A implies B? Does B implies A? I know that there is a scientific axiom that says 'proof lies ...
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What is the difference between Fact and Truth?

I'm curious about the difference between Fact and Truth. I was searching on the internet if I could find it. But still I'm confused about the exact meaning. I first read the forum discussion here Fact ...
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Are there any differences between the Eastern and Western philosophical traditions on what constitutes rationality?

I am aware of the way Western philosophers define rationality but I do not know whether Eastern philosophers define it. Are there any differences between the Eastern and Western philosophical ...
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How can one differentiate nonexistent entities?

How is it possible for things that do not exist to not be the same? How can one differentiate nonexistent entities? How can I know the difference between ghosts and werewolves if neither exist?
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