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Do any philosophers describe drama as fundamental to, or the essence of, the human condition?

Whenever I contemplate philosophy or science the convention that I call "name dropping" always evokes my experience of interpersonal drama. Here is my favorite example of name dropping: ...
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Recommendations on moral philosophy [closed]

I am a complete beginner to philosophy, but I would like to understand certain topics and I would appreciate it if you give me recommendations about what to read. Nowadays, I am mostly interested in ...
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Is social constructionism a falsifiable theory of human nature?

According to Karl Popper, a theory must be falsifiable to be a scientific theory. How would a social scientist falsify the theory of social constructionism? I understand that there are many individual ...
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What are the moral arguments for slavery? [closed]

We undoubtedly must have read and heard passionate arguments justifying the abolition of slavery, be it from the clergy, and philosophical and political clerisy; however, what has been absent from the ...
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Is the doctrine of modern Human Rights considered to be supreme form of Ethics by modern philosophers?

I am from a suburban place in India and honestly, people usually look towards common sense, combined with some Hindu Ethics to live their lives here. Pretty much nobody knows or cares about Human ...
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Are there any recommended resources for exploring the dynamics of power relationships within the context of teacher-student interactions?

I am interested in the interplay of power within the educational setting, specifically focusing on the role of the teacher as a potential authoritarian figure akin. It seems that the traditional ...
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What are society's assumptions about the essential goodness of people? [closed]

What are society's assumptions about the essential goodness of people? Does society assume that people are essentially good, bad, or both?
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Can Kuhn's theory outlined in The Structure of Scientific Revolutions be applied to sociology? If not, what are the implications of this for sociology

Can Kuhn's theory outlined in 'The Structure of Scientific Revolutions' be applied to sociology? If not, what are the implications of this for sociology?
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Looking for the name of Philsopher or Philosophy/Book/Thesis from around Enlightnement period about human inclicnation to tribalism

Im not sure what im looking for exactly but having read it in the past from "history of philosophy" (coppleston type series of books) where it was discussing a type of philosopher or ...
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What functions exist to represent the idea of an object being “self-contiguous”?

I have had an intuitive idea for a while that I am now trying to link to the actual mathematical theory treating this. The idea comes from debating if a thing is “intrinsically real” or just “socially ...
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Is it unbiased to value social freedom more than scientific results

Is it unbiased or impersonal if we don't want to change our society towards what is right based on research into the biological grounding of psychology? Say that scientists found that (a) the concept ...
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Two ways of thinking about social reality (progressive/fluid vs conservative/structure)

Regarding topics on biological sex, gender, sexual orientation and relationships it seems there are broadly 2 ways of thinking about social reality (roughly corresponding to more progressive and more ...
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Philosophical works on Privilege

I read the book "Caste", and can't recommend it highly enough. Are there any philosophical works that directly address the historical causes and current 'benefits' to society of what ended ...
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Can you explain clearly the difference between race and ethnicity?

I have tried to look it up but most definitions usually don't make the difference crystal-clear. Many results on Google give overlapping definitions. What my understanding is is that race is rooted in ...
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What's The Reasoning Or Logic Behind The Value Of A Promise / Agreement?

If I make a promise verbally or sign an agreement then someone is trusting on my word, that I will do what I said I will do. If the same me later say I will not do that or through action break the ...
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Evil in Utopia?

Here I am using 'evil' less in the religious sense (for I assume that for many religions, evil is inseparable from an Earthly realm, whether it be utopian or not), than in the sense of something like '...
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In political philosophy, what is the label for those who work to preserve a negative peace been called? [closed]

According to peace studies which examines violence through a multi-disciplinary lens and relies heavily on political philosophy, there is a recognition of the status quo. The condition absent of ...
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What is a "disorder"?

The is-ought gap makes it so we can not derive an ought from an is, correct? Without teleology, how can there be such a thing as a "disorder" or "disability"? The word "...
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What is the philosophical idea concerning knowledge behind the project of Wikipedia?

Wikipedia is a human project done collectively in a global scale. What is the philosophy or epistemology underlying this project? Has the idea been to establish sort of a "democratic" source ...
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Are there any formal, fully fleshed-out mathematical models that capture the Kuhnian idea of scientific revolutions?

I searched for a while and wasn't able to find any attempts of formal mathematical models. And thus the question. If you know of any formal mathematical work that is related but not on the exact same ...
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Need help with this paper on epistemic justice

What form must a theory of epistemic injustice take in order to successfully illuminate the epistemic dimensions of struggles that are primarily political? How can such struggles be understood as ...
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What is the most unique type of philosophy someone can naturally develop?

A couple of days ago I read about metaphysics. Because I recognised this type of philosophical activity in someone and searched it up. This person has developed it's philosophy without studying ...
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How do some traditions defend realities outside of scientific space and time?

Some metaphysical systems assert that "the ultimate reality" is outside of space and time. For example Schopenhauer, many forms of theism, more recently Kastrup and his Analytical Idealism. ...
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How to distinguish "complex network" and "social network"?

From reading a paper of Murase, 2019, I saw a sentence The system that emerges due to inter-personal tie formation, constitutes a social network, which is one of the paradigmatic examples of complex ...
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References Request about Social Networks

I want to explore what paradigms underlie social networks (especially online networks as twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc.) with respect to several aspects. For example, regarding knowledge: do ...
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What philosophical approaches towards social philosophy and social relations do we know?

Personally I can name two scientifically oriented examples: In critical realism (M. Archer, T. Lawson, D. Elder-Vass, etc.) social relations are being studied on an intersubjective level as "an ...
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Are there any philosophical works on the social meta hierarchies created by technology(the emergence of the internet)?

Since the 1990s many people have been able to interact in ways that were not accessible to them before due to the internet. Since the online interactions differ in many respects from those in real ...
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On capturing the concept of eudaimonia empirically

In recent years, the social sciences have gained traction at painting an empirical picture of ethical concepts that before (albeit not forever) had been treated a-priori. I think of competing theories ...
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Is "too complex" evidence useless?

Is "too complex" evidence useless? E.g. studies on social phenomena, which are really complicated. The reason they are really complicated are e.g.: If they study people, then their cognition allows ...
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Philosophy of Culture : is everything that is social also cultural? ( " social structure"/ " culture" controversy)

My question could be understood as pointing towards natural explanations of social phenomena; this is however an aspect of the question I'd prefer to leave out here. My question could be reworded as ...
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Subjective idealism of Berkeley and Social reality

If one were to accept immaterialist position that Berkeley takes. how can it explain social reality? From what I understand, Berkeley does not deny existence of physical objects, he says that ...
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What "ideology" does "social contract" belong to?

What "ideology" does "social contract" belong to? Some problems with "social contract": It should be as reasonable to say that "We have a social contract" as it would be to say that "We don't have a ...
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What is the difference between a " particular" and an " individual being "? (Ontology)

The standard ontological classification distinguishes: (1) particulars and universals (2) concrete and abstract entities. I'm wondering what place to attribute to " individuals" in this ...
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Can social sciences have a non-subject -related axiomatic foundation? Why not?

Can social sciences have a non-subject -related axiomatic foundation? Why not? Problems: Interpretation is always relative to subjective interpretation. Which is not similar in natural sciences. In ...
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Which kinds of academic revolutions has philosophy of science indentified so far and when?

Recently, I had an interdisciplinary discussion with some friends about Industry 4.0, internet of things,...which brought up the question, which kind of academic revolutions apart from industrial ...
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According to Popper, what is logical positivism's role in scientific ethics?

What are the arguments for and against this? Any resources that are easy to read would help
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Can a priori reconsideration improve on a priori theory? "Analytical" etc. schools

So something strange I've realized lately, in the humanities and social sciences it's fairly common to see labels such as "analytical", "analytic school" etc. which I read to suggest as if these ...
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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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Philosophy is the mother of all science [closed]

Prologue Running google search: "philosophy is the mother of all science" at the time of this post yields about 114,000 results, and while this Quora post: Is philosophy the "queen of ...
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