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Looking for someone to read and debate 'The Critique of Judgement' with

Kant's most difficult text has never received the attention it deserved on my part, which I now want to remedy. I would prefer to read the original German or at least work both both German and English ...
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How does philosophy not fall into the confirmation bias?

Daoism and Buddhism in Eastern philosophies emphasize adaptation and flexibility, and critique rationality. They have different frameworks to understand the same phenomenon, and different goals for ...
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Nietzsche aphorism about happiness - interpretation

THE DANGER IN HAPPINESS.--"Everything now turns out best for me, I now love every fate:--who would like to be my fate?" From Beyond Good and Evil. I wondered if anyone could share some wisdom ...
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What does Kuhn object to Descartes as regard to perception / interpretation?

Kuhn [1962/1970], in the chapter *Revolutions as Changes of World View *, says: […] this very usual view of what occurs when scientists change their minds about fundamental matters can be neither ...
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Introspection to look for what I'm missing [closed]

I'm new in this area and I would like to ask some questions about introspection. About me I'm 22 years old. I'm bachelor in computer science. I live with my parents, I'm the only child, I work for ...
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What is the philosophical status of interpretations of a scientific theory?

What constitutes an interpretation of a scientific theory? Are interpretations subject to scientific criteria like falsifiability, repeatability, etc, or are they philosophical comments? And finally, ...
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Why forgive philosophers for bad writing skills?

I happen to believe that strong writing and speaking skills are a non-negotiable requirement for any intellectual and philosophers in particular. While I obviously disclaim that as a personal opinion, ...
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What are some movements and schools inspired by Wittgenstein's philosophy?

Well-known examples are: Ordinary Language Philosophy (Austin, Ryle, Strawson, ...) Hacker and Baker (systematic commentary on Philosophical Investigations) Vienna Circle (highly inspired by ...
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Is 'interpretation' in quantum mechanics the same as 'interpretation' in probability? [closed]

I heard all 'interpretations' of quantum mechanics give exactly the same answer to every measurement so they are all equally correct. Is that the same 'interpretations' as in probability? Context: ...
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What does this quote mean about Plato's Cave?

Simon Blackburn is describing the Poetic Interpretation of ascending from Plato's Cave: Part of the charm of Plato is the sense of being in a world in which these fractures did not exist. Ours may ...
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What did Parmenides mean when he argued that there can be no change and no time?

In the ongoing trouble with Parmenides' cryptic poem, which contains his argument against change, I finally stumbled upon an interpretation that is radically different than the usual one. It is by ...
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Have I got Saussure's distinction between the form and substance right?

I've read several texts on the topic but I'm still not sure whether I got the concept right. Saussure says that language is a form, not substance. I understand that as saying that language is closer ...
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Explain Plato/Shakespeare quotes about overreaching

In the Jowett translation of Plato's Republic, this quote The moral (good) man would not exceed or overreach or go beyond the just action - The Republic 349b is compared with a quote from ...
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How are you intended to interpret x.R and x.S in Davidson “Truth and Meaning”?

I'm entirely unfamiliar with the syntax and corresponding semantics Davidson uses for the four equations at the beginning of Truth and Meaning. He states that the following sentences are supposed to ...
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How should one interpret Camus' quote about the “vanity of experience”?

I am writing an essay that requires a section on "experience," and I was looking for a quote to use in my introduction. I found this quote by Camus on BrainyQuote: You cannot create experience. ...
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Thus spoke Zarathustra, “Even the wisest among you is only a conflict and mix of plant and ghost”

My scope is mathematical philosophy and, generally, epistemology. Hence, Nietzsche's style is quite alien to me, and I started reading his book "Thus Spoke Zarathustra". I am trying to decipher this: ...
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I'll know it when I see it, but I haven't found a fallacy of interpretation

Any statement can be interpreted to mean anything. This is surely true in a strict sense, but would render all logical investigation impossible, and in common sense terms is surely false (there may ...
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Elementary logic. Doubt about interpretation

I have a doubt about the following exercise from Copi & Cohen Intro. to logic book. I have to determine the validity of the following argument: "Only those who ignore the facts are likely to be ...
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Does Art require an Audience?

Nietzsche consistently throughout his writings argues for a monological conception of art--art that does not seek "witnesses" or an audience. Not only did the episode with Wagner force Nietzsche to ...
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What is the relation between interpretation and explanation in social sciences? [closed]

I am interested in understanding the interaction between interpretation and explanation in social sciences in general and in economics particularly. It is argued that interpretation is pervasive in ...
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Interpretation of Nietzsche's aphorisms in Beyond Good An Evil

I have long been fascinated with the maxims in Beyond Good And Evil (Chapter 4). I have found great depth in many of them, but I suspect there may be other layers that I've missed. Also several of ...
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What does 1 John, 4:19. imply?

1 John 4:19 , "so you see, our love for Him comes as a result of His loving us first." Does the above Biblical Scripture imply through Modus Tollens what I think it does? That is, If God loved us ...
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How to evaluate an argument based on the claim that “intent doesn't matter”?

My friends often get themselves into situations of the following form: Person A states a sentence. Person B reads and interprets A's sentence. B states that the sentence has conveyed a meaning which ...
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Evidence for beliefs

If someone believes a certain set of ideas and/or principles is true, is it true this person will had to have had some 'real' (empirical, 'non-a-priori-established') evidence of some information in ...
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How to effectively undertake the study of a philosophical work?

I feel like this question gets posed a lot in different ways and was curious if it might be possible to formulate it narrowly enough to get answered here. For the most part I think the answer is ...
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“One property may be said to include another if the first is necessarily such that anything that has it also has the second.”

Here is a sentence from philosophical work written by Roderick Chisholm Theory of knowledge. Which i failed to translate and understand. Explain it please in simple words. One property may be said ...
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What is the “profound lie” in Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment?

I'm afraid this might not exactly be a question about philosophy, but the more appropriate site, Literature.SE, shut down in its beta, so I felt this site would have the largest audience familiar with ...