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I've heard of a term for something beyond the boundaries of human thought. What does the term sound like and whether it exists at all

I've heard of a term for something beyond the boundaries of human thought. That is, there is something a person can think about and there is something that is behind. What does the term sound like and ...
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How can I justify trusting my own thoughts without begging the question?

Suppose I attempt to justify trusting my own thoughts with an argument. Suppose I read the argument and find it compelling. The very process of reading an argument (presumably written in English or ...
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Logic and its beginnings and why it is

When dealing with logic aren't we supposed to question logic, as though what caused it and why it is and therefore ask or beg the question, "Can our basic understanding of logic be logical?" ...
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Is self-awareness necessary to consciousness?

In the act of thought, we often distinguish between the thinking itself and the awareness that 'I am thinking,' representing the thinker. But because the “thinker” is themself a manifestation of ...
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Is there a philosophy about how philosophy is no better than instinct?

Troubles with the circularity of the title question aside, most of philosophy seems to involve conscious thought. This conscious thought involves careful reflection upon matters and reasoning based on ...
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The initial point of everything

Every action is influenced by something, an action happens when it is intended to. Isn't everything influenced by some other phenomena that itself has been influenced by other events? Then every ...
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Isn't every theory or model wrong?

I'm currently in class 12 and I was about different models of atoms in my school chemistry book and there were like 3 or 4 atomic models Rutherford's model, Thompson's model , Bohr's model then ...
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Classifications of experience [closed]

By experience, I mean all the content that I receive, which I have sub-divided into three categories: Percepts, the content corresponding to the different senses (sight, hearing, olfaction, taste, ...
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How to define intelligence amongst animals [closed]

In the comments section of this article: Humans can recognize and understand chimpanzee and bonobo gestures, a few philosophical questions came up which have redirected me here. Could you please shed ...
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Is Analytic Philosophy really just Language Philosophy

In a recent answer, someone posted this quote from Michael Dummet: What distinguishes analytical philosophy, in its diverse manifestations, from other schools is the belief, first, that a ...
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Knowing that they know that you know that they know

Suppose there are two spies, A and B. There is also a secret, s. The following situation unfolds: (1) A learns s. (2) B learns that A knows s. (3) A learns that B knows that A knows s. (4) B learns ...
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Is it necessary to freedom of thought that racist ideas must be tolerated? [closed]

Is it necessary to freedom of thought that racist ideas must be tolerated? Why isn't the paradox of tolerance (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paradox_of_tolerance) also biased? In other words, why can'...
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Language, thought, cognition

Are thoughts distinct from natural language and if so how can 'thought' be defined so this might be established if it is in fact the case? I am asking in response to a question elsewhere in 'Stack' ...
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What is the view of the origin of language according to contemporary philosophy of language?

Do we think in the language we speak? If we didn't know any language or think of a child for an instant, perhaps a newborn, is there still thinking? and if so, is it a universal language? Some say we ...
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Is there any clue as to whether there are things that cannot be thought or expressed in thought?

Is there any clue as to whether there are things that cannot be thought or expressed in thought? Everything that can be thought may exist, but are there things that maybe we can't possibly express in ...
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Are Ideas Noumenal?

I've been studying Kant's philosophy recently and I haven't been able to get something straight. Quick question here: How does Kant's distinction between phenomena/noumena apply to ideas and thoughts? ...
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What if heroin was served instead of alcohol? [closed]

If instead of alcohol heroin would have been part of the alcoholic beverages that are sold and served everywhere. And alcohol was extracted from plants like heroin is now. Would the attitude to heroin ...
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What's the difference between Imaginary Thinking and Imaginal Thinking?

What's the difference between Imaginary Thinking and Imaginal Thinking? I hear somebody say the Imaginary Thinking is belong Imaginal Thinking, is it true? please give me a detail explanation.
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What's the difference between Inductive thought and Convergent thinking?

What's the difference between Inductive thought and Convergent thinking? To my point of view, in Inductive thought, aim to get the common attribute from the experimental objects, but Convergent ...
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How do philosophers transfer ideas into words?

I was contemplating reality as a simulation when I had a eureka thought. The thought (or idea) is how the simulation creator and the simulated relate to each other. It came to me all in a flash, but ...
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Do modern philosophers of mind believe that thinking is a symbolic or visual process by nature?

Do some philosophers regard thinking as a symbolic process only because they don't actually think for themselves -- rather, like most of us, they are "having thoughts", their ...
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