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Philosophical term for the possibility that one came into existence right now
If one is absolutely skeptical, then one cannot disprove the possibility that one came into existence right now, somehow imbued with all kinds of memories. What is the name of this idea? I am pretty ...
Person A: "Why is 1 + 1 = 2?" Person B: "Because if you collect one apple, and then collect another apple, 1 apple + 1 apple = 2 apples, so you now have 2 apples in total" The ...
In cosmology, what do you call a visual representation of fundamental elements/forces in the universe?
I am interested in learning about various cosmological systems that come from various philosophies and religion throughout history. To understand what I really mean, here's a graphical example: I am ...
Universal affirmative propositions and the similarity of individual objects?
I'm trying to understand what counts objects as being members of a class. I'm getting stuck when there are variations for each object of a class but they might still be said to be part of that class. ...
Is it possible to define a term that has no extension, without presupposing the existence of members?
For example 'unicorn' has no extension, but we can still provide a definition of one as long as we assume that they do exist. So is it possible to define a term that really has no extension, without ...
Sunk cost fallacy without considering abandonment
I am looking for the term used to describe this scenario. It's similar to the cost sunk fallacy -I think-. Let's say you have a bunch of teams going through some pain every day. There is a solution, ...
What happens before a sensation, if a sensation includes perception?
According to the following sources, sensations originate after association, so what happens before it? Wordnet - the faculty through which the external world is apprehended Etymology - 1610s, "a ...
What word represents a range of possible variety?
Categorical logic offers ways to recognize variety, from types of apples to spectrums of autism. I'm not looking for a term that represents progression, but instead, a range of possible states. I was ...
Is there a word or term for my idea?
I recently has the idea the reality is inescapable because it is everywhere. I think everyone knows that you cannot escape reality, but I thought that if reality is everywhere-in front of you, behind ...
What is a word or term that represents non-subjective objective reality?
I understand objective reality to include all objects and phenomena, whereas subjective reality only includes 'subjects' understanding of reality. Given that understanding, objective reality includes ...
Why is it that philosophers use terms that aren't literally true in their literature?
In lectures and talks that I have attended/watched, I've noticed a propensity to use the term "move" when describing the primary driving force behind an argument. In context, it might sound ...
What does "disposition" mean in a philosophical context?
I'm reading two criminal law theory papers and one of them is written by Heidi M. Hurd – University of Illinois College of Law who is a philosopher. Professor Hurd received a B.A. (Hon.) from Queen’s ...
What is the term for critique, which is itself the kind of behavior being critiqued?
The most basic example: Critique of critique is critique The more complicated example: Critique of imposing ethical opinions is imposing ethical opinions. For the purposes of this example, ...
Why is Moore's law called a law, is there a more accurate description of what it is? [closed]
Read through the whole article on Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moore%27s_law), but I can't find anything about why it was called a law when it is described as a prediction or an ...
What do they call philosophers in China?
The English word "philosopher" comes from the Greek, and literally means "lover of wisdom." But what is the literal translation of the analogous term in Chinese? (There's more to this question than ...
What is the name for half-baked understanding of philosophies?
I think many people who subscribe to Taoism pushing the idea to extremes, like thinking that only feeling is correct (in the name of the Tao cannot be spoken), or researching is useless (in the name ...
Square of Opposition with percentages?
What happens if you replace the statements of the Traditional Square of Opposition with "percentages of the subject term"? Do all the relationships from the Traditional Square of Opposition still ...