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Why do humans make infants? [closed]

Considering that humans are the most intelligent species on earth, why do humans make infants? I cannot understand the reason why humans make infants, when humans can't predict whether the ...
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Could “I” become consciousness as someone else in the future?

I want to immediately dismiss any idea of soul or spiritual component of human being and I accept that death is nothingness (end) when it comes to my question. No rebirth, reincarnation etc. But ...
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How does regret work for the people who have lost their memories, by accident or some other reasons? [closed]

The person who has lost his or her memories will have no regrets, then how would he learn the lessons of life? I have asked the same question in Psychology and Neuroscience SE as well. What I am ...
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Hypothesis against infinite Oblivion?

If there's anything that I learned from calculus, it's that if you take (almost) any finite number and compare it statistically against an infinite number, the infinite measurement will "win" every ...
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Is there the creator overseeing us all. How does He do that? [closed]

Is there the creator overseeing us all. How does He do that? Is that possible due to His omnipresence and being independent of 3+1D (x, y, z, ct) limitations? My previous question and related to ...
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What pushes life to live?

I tried to word the question differently from all the "why does life want to live" questions on the internet. My question is not about the mental consciousness of being alive, but more about the ...
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fear of initiating the conversation. [closed]

How come we talk to random strangers while traveling from place A to place B, Its easy to talk to strangers asking for direction but there are few neighbors, I know them for a decade now but haven't ...
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How can we overcome sorrow? [closed]

When our beloved departs from the earth, when we have terrific falls in our lives we all experience sorrows and many other things which make our life bitter. We experience sorrow. I want to know how ...
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Why do we exist?

I have on several occasions, now-a-days often, thought about the purpose of our existence. It's frustrating. We are born and then proceed to die after some time performing actions that don't have any ...
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What does Helmuth Plessner mean by : 'the human being is at a distance to her boundary'?

Plessner defines living organims in terms of a boundary between It and the environment. http://helmuth-plessner.de/en/helmuth-plessner/denken/ This question concerns the following statment: ...
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Did Charles Darwin say anything on why life was formed in the first place? [closed]

To be viewed from the perspective of epistemology and/or the philosophy of science. Preamble: Darwin, like scientists of his day, often spoke of “Laws” that inevitably cycle forth the results ...
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Being alive today: the most improbable coincidence?

Think about it; modern humans have been around for at least a couple hundred thousand years. Yet, your mind, your soul, your very awareness, happens to be "alive" today. If time is a flow, moving ...
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How one should live a peaceful life knowing this fact that there is no meaning of life? [closed]

So I am going through philosophical path and I think I am deep into it now days , That old question "What is the purpose of living when we are going to die one day" was eating my mind but Then I found ...
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What happens to consciousness after death?

Is it possible that our innate sense of self, our egocentric outlook on the world, could be wrong? After all, our brains are never REALLY connected; so we cannot know for sure that our consciousness ...
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Would there be any point in mind-uploading?

If you cloned a human being, atom for atom, you would almost certainly find that you've created a new entity, with its own consciousness, and memory of having been previously conscious. Assuming the ...
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Does a person own his/her body?

To be more specific, i was wondering about the legal aspect of the issue. Does a person own his/her body? If not, who owns it? If yes, then can a person sell themselves into slavery? Prostitution? ...
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Is the right to an abortion the same as the right to kill human being? [closed]

If a fetus could be safely and simply removed from a woman and put in an artificial womb where it could grow normally, would a woman have a right to kill it instead?
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If universe is, where is it? [duplicate]

Will we mere physically dying humans who can not observe, via our physical senses or our technological extension thereof, the end of universe in any direction categorically or definitively state that ...
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Which is worse, not giving our all to know what's going on or not giving our all to share or communicate that which we have learned? [closed]

I gave my all to know and understand but have not given my all to share or communicate that which I have learned and understood. In which state am I the worst, being content in ignorance or selfish in ...
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I am a physically dying human. Will I limit myself to consideration of physics or will I consider that which is extra-physical? [closed]

Humanity has understood the physics of proton bound to neutron orbitted by electron as atom. As a human aware of my impending demise, I determined to consider is death or cessation of mere physical ...
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If all of us gonna die one day why should we care?

We are taught cum preached to care for other's feelings and emotions. We must exercise certain deeds hailed in holy texts. Why such things matters when we all will die one day?
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Is fire a living thing?

According to Biology Online, life can be defined as "A distinctive characteristic of a living organism from dead organism or non-living thing, as specifically distinguished by the capacity to grow, ...
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A question on Bataille's belief

George Bataille, the French philosopher, believed that death is a means of connecting us, the so-called "discontinuous" creatures, to the "continuity" of being. We desire this, at the same time of ...
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What are some arguments for why lives are valuable?

In ethics, the idea that lives, in and of themselves, are valuable (with a complete disregard of the consequences that followed from that life) is often used to prove some point, but the claim that ...
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Classifications of life purposes

Can all life purposes be classified as a mixture of some of the following four areas? Hedonism Making an impact in your physical reality Fulfilling the plan/desire of some supernatural entity (or ...
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Why do we associate youth with life, and old with death? [closed]

Also youth is optimistic, but childishness is condoned? Age and experienced should make one wiser and be able to take advantage of life yet it's youth (whom has not really lived yet) that we ...
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Will life exist forever? [closed]

This question Does all matter exist forever? has inspired me with a related question: Will life exist forever? Here life is meant in the widest sense. It need not be an organism based on carbon or ...
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Does all matter exist forever?

I was reading about non-duality (spirituality / philosophy) that discusses the idea that everything in reality is one, since any matter can become any other matter, (a tree can become a chair and a ...
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Is it ethical to be friends with a bad person?

I am sorry if this is too broad of a question/a not so common or a more particular, personal problem than I think it is. It just happened to me, but it is not the first time. In the past, there have ...
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What is the meaning of sadness?

What does it mean to be sad? It just occurred to me that this is the (pseudo?) existential question that is making me sad.
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Has any philosopher argued that the point of life is to extract art from it?

The painter poet Lewis claimed “Just Life” or soi-disant “Reality” is a fourth quantity, made up of the Past, the Future and Art. This impure Present our Vortex despises and ignores. ...
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When is happiness enough?

I think we'd agree happiness is not always the summum bonum. We can each, I think, imagine a very evil person who is happy in their evil, but is living badly. Perhaps likewise, a very good person, who ...
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Attitudes towards life or philosophies of life [closed]

I've discovered two subsets of the set of all people. I do they think are well defined, meaning that every element in the set of all people can be categorised as belonging to either one of the two ...
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When is a robot considered alive?

I originally posted this question in robotics se, but it was deemed off topic there and it was recommended I post here: I was watching a youtube video of a robot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
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Happiness philosophies and dealing with other people's happiness

Is there a happiness philosophy that deals with philosophy toward preserving or increasing happiness of other people, not just how to be happy yourself? Main branch of philosophy I'm familiar with ...
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Is anger an adaptive trait? If so why should/not we get rid of it in a progressing civilization [closed]

I am posting this question just out of curiosity. I don't support any side of the aisle of the answers it may receive, unless it is too convincing. But, I personally think we should start thinking ...
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Can Nietzsche's “will to power” make a person's life meaningful?

People seem to find some sort of "meaning" in Nietzsche. My question is, more specifically, can someone's "will to power" make their life meaningful, according to him? Does Nietzsche address anywhere ...
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How is the modern philosophical definition of life shaped by evidences from natural sciences?

How does philosophy define life? And how does it overlap and contrast with the concepts and nuances of other sciences such as biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics, and how has it been ...
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Why some people are boring and some are interesting? [closed]

Why we basically group people into interesting and boring (or any other), can anyone share some of their experiences related to this?
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What are the phylosophical implications of the definitions of life? [closed]

What are the philosophical implications of having life defined somehow? How can our worldview be affected by the definition of life we accept?
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What ideology or philosophy do I follow? [closed]

I have been to trying to find a name for my philosophy of life but I wasn’t able to do so because I’m not well-informed when it comes to this topic, so I hope someone can help. Please don’t beat me ...
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Are we living or dreaming?

They say when you die your brain has approximately 8 seconds of brain activity in which you go into a dream state. Now it is know that in a dream state 8 seconds can feel like a lifetime in which you ...
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Is a suicidal person who continues to live disproving/contradicting determinism? [closed]

Consider someone who has repeatedly considered suicide, but who does not carry it out. There are two ways you can look at this (for the sake of argument here at least): 1.The person doesn't do it ...
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How does the physicalism discuss the line between life and death?

In this day and age with modern medicine, the line between life and death are blurred, as the brain dead may act as if it's alive, and the alive, due to being comatose may be reposed as if dead. What ...
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“For one who is dead, birth is certain.” Counter arguments [closed]

The Bhagavad Gita Chapter: 2 Verse: 27 says, "For one who is born, death is certain. For one who is dead, birth is certain. Therefore, you should not grieve over that which is inevitable." ...
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Death and Epictetus

In the Enchiridion, Epictetus seems suggest that goodness and badness are not “in” the world. They are “in” our reactions. For example he says that, “Death, for instance, is not terrible, else it ...
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Does Nietzsche say, and mean, that all life is unavoidably tragic?

Does Nietzsche say, and mean, that all life is unavoidably tragic? All I know, right now, is that he had a book The Birth of Tragedy, about theater I think. And, I think, that all life is a struggle ...
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Is existence a feature of life? Can a stone exist without life to recognize it?

First of all I would like to make clear I am not an expert in philosophy. With the question "Is existence a feature of life?" I mean the following: Could something exist without the presence of an ...
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Ultimate Goal of Life?

I'm currently enrolled in an Advanced Placement Literature class at my high school and yesterday we had a discussion on the ultimate goal of life. Our teacher asked us to interpret this quote to begin ...
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Is there a philosophical conception of not necessarily biological life?

Biologists usually think of life in terms of the ability of a system to harness energy from the environment to grow and to reproduce. However in Stanislav Lem's book 'Solaris' there is a vivid ...