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Does Popper's falsifiability criterion hold any utility?

I understand that Popper's falsifiability criterion is meant to demarcate science from pseudoscience. But, is that all one can expect from it? I mean I do not care about science, but the values it ...
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In a Platonic utilitarianism, would the only commandment be, "Contemplate the Form of Happiness"?

Suppose that the Form of Happiness were the most happiness-bringing entity possible, i.e. that Platonic contemplation of this Form would cause the greatest happiness possible for any entity (including ...
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Can philosophy be useful?

I cite the article by Hans Radder entitled "Everything of value is useful: How philosophy can be socially relevant", published by Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective. He ...
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