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Is a retarded governor completely free from blame?

Suppose a retarded governor is running your country by making retarded decisions. The problem here is whether the governor can be completely free from blame just because he/she cannot make any ...
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How do you measure circular reasoning?

How do you measure circular reasoning ?
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Hegel's Master and slave dialectic interpretation

Hi I am not sure wether my interpretation is correct. Could someone please correct this if they see any mistakes in it. Hegel's master/slave dialectic 1) Starts of with a self consciousness, the ‘I ...
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What is Our Existence?

can someone help me understand these 3 statements about our existence.. Our Existence is Social Our Existence is non existence through the others Our Existence is non existence for one another I ...
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What is the relationship between experience and science?

Say a farmer tries a new method on farming, and he realizes that this method makes all of his plants die. The next season, he tries again, with experience from the last season, and this time he ...
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Divine simplicity vs. divine aseity

Although the concept of divine simplicity is so poetic that I almost wish I could believe it, as it turns out, I can't believe it. Here's my argument: [Assumption for reductio] The creatrix is a se ...
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Can someone define “natural right” and “political right” for me

I am doing some reading on Strauss and Strauss related things and having a hard time getting my head around what exactly is meant by "natural right", as well as "political right" by contrast. I ...
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Is there a word like Gaia, but to refer to the people of the world?

Is there a word like Gaia, but to refer to the people of the world rather than the entire biosphere? It might be the "Human Race" or the "Human Species", but I am thinking in conceptual terms or ...
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What are some popular theories/opinions in philosophy against the certainty placed on the laws of logic and its results?

What are some popular theories/opinions in philosophy against the certainty placed on the laws of logic and its results? You would think philosophers wouldn't ever criticize or try to debunk logic or ...
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Is this an argument about the world or about human cognition?

This is a question about a thesis I have encountered regarding the relation of abstract mathematics ( Category Theory in particular ) with reality and the nature of human cognition. The argument goes ...
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Are there any notable works that touch on pursuing a moral good that is likely futile?

I'm slightly at a loss for the correct terminology and context here.. Apologies if the question isn't all that precise. It is relatively uncontroversial to state that if someone identifies a morally ...
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The electron and the superego [on hold]

Neptune’s’ detection was based on observation of Uranus. The new planet could be observed using the same instruments as used to observe Uranus. It thus manifested itself on the same level as Uranus. ...
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Extent of hypotheticals in applied philosophy?

It is not uncommon to find a huge emphasis on thought experiments in applied philosophy. Much of the hypotheticals thrown around in applied philosophy are usually an extreme hypothetical similar to ...
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Are paradoxes logical? [on hold]

Is there any logic in a paradox? Example: Everything I say is a lie. This statement is false. What is better than eternal bliss? Nothing. But a slice of bread is better than nothing. So a slice of ...
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What is the difference between a premise and an assumption in logic?

It seems to me that an assumption is an untold premise in my argument. Is it right?
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Why there is no suberogation function?

Going off the definition of logical validity that depends on true premises going to true conclusions, there is no imperative logic. However, it seems that some "imperative arguments" look regular ...
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Application of Epistemology to Robotics or other machine-based “exploration” systems?

So, as epistemology is the main branch of philosophy dealing with knowledge, it would be reasonable to assume that (multiple) people tried to apply ideas from it to practical knowlegde-accumulating ...
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Contemporary problem of induction

What is the contemporary opinion on the problem of induction? It seems that no justification can be given, according to the SEP and an Oxford lecturer. It seems that the SEP does not provide any ...
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Why are there never any disagreements about what date today is? [on hold]

Today is 8/20/2019. I know this because my computer says so. But when I was growing up, people did not have computers to tell us the date. Yet somehow, everyone agreed on what date it was. And this ...
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What do Marxists make of contemporary technophobia?

What would Marxists make of contemporary luddism, technophobia, etc.? In 1867, Karl Marx wrote that it would be some time before workers were able to distinguish between the machines and "the ...
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The modern criticism of scientism [on hold]

Could you advice any solid examples of scientism criticism (preferably modern)?
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What is “circular logic” argument?

I read from this link : If the the bible is true God exists, and if God exists the bible is true While both claims still have the same very low probability, it is now a more coherent – ...
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What does 'require' mean in this statement of Danto's view on (institutional) art?

According to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: The groundwork for institutional definitions was laid by Arthur Danto, better known to non-philosophers as the long-time influential art critic ...
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What are the basis of all or a majority of moral systems?

What are the basis of all or a majority of moral systems? By basis, I intend to say "core principles" of all or a majority of moral systems. After analyzing moral systems, I found that most of them ...
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What are some views on the ability to transfer consciousness into a machine?

What are some views on the ability to transfer consciousness into a machine? So when discussing this question, there are two set of questions that arises. What is consciousness, is it something that ...
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What kind of fallacy is “Appeal to Force”?

What kind of fallacy is "Appeal to Force"? Here is a definition: https://www.logicallyfallacious.com/tools/lp/Bo/LogicalFallacies/34/Appeal-to-Force This confuses me, because, to be honest, I think ...
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Do any philosophers use falsification as a test of truth or accuracy?

According to an article in Wikipedia, [Karl] Popper considered falsifiability a test of whether theories are scientific, not of whether propositions that they contain or support are true. Yet ...
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If the time of the universe is a trans-infinite set, then does it not have an origin? [on hold]

Time is not a discrete but continuous process and infinite so I cannot determine a start point for the cosmus.
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A final refutation of external world skepticism [on hold]

My consciousness cannot be an illusion therefore it cannot be simulated. Simulation = imitation of something else. The something else is consciousness which is self-evident. Therefore i cannot be ...
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Distinguish between Hinduism and Hindu philosophy? [on hold]

Distinguish between Hinduism and Hindu philosophy?please solve this question
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How is Last Thursdayism explained from a physics perspective?

Last Thursdayism is the idea that the universe was created last Thursday. This would imply that the laws of physics were created last Thursday too. Doesn't that mean anything could have happened ...
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Is there a theory about art as a perception(way to “see” things?)

Art as a perception as in looking at an object,environment,experience in a thoughtful and slow way ,"appreciating" it,thus letting an object become art.
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Are some religious claims subject to empirical testing?

Almost all (Christian) theists assert that humans experience everlasting bliss in heaven. Is this possible? So the real issue is whether it is logically possible that an unending life (in which one ...
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Why does the ethical doctrine of double effect presume “the bad consequence is not a means to the good consequence”?

I trust it's obvious why this presumption looks as it is supposed to - "the bad consequence IS a means to the good consequence"? Consider Herring's example on p. 169 with the surgeon. If the bad ...
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Jon Burnett's statement about “religions of the oriental type” and Ancient Greece

I'm reading Bertrand Russel's The History of Western Philosophy, where he quotes Jon Burnett (in Early Greek Philosophy) as saying: It looked as if Greek religion were about to enter the same stage ...
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Is Duff's test of failure just the contrapositive of “D intends a consequence of his action if he acts with the aim of producing that consequence”?

Isn't 2 (Duff's test of failure) no more than the contrapositive of 1? I can rephrase 2 as 2.1. If the result didn't occur, would D regard himself as having failed in his plan? The logical ...
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How does denying existence of moral reasons to achieve results, also denies the existence of (normal) moral reasons to try to achieve them?

How does [1] imply [2]? Consider antinatalists. They have moral reasons TO TRY to accomplish antinatalism ("AN"). But they don't have moral reasons to accomplish AN, because they probably won't ...
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Do object-oriented philosophers have questions?

Heidegger asked the question about the meaning of Being. I'm still wondering about his reply, while it may be also true that philosophy has not answered any of its questions. In this context, of ...
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An erotetic argument about the liar paradox

I noticed something about the liar paradox, when the liar sentences are taken as questions. Let’s start with the liar index, “This sentence is false.” Allow this to be questioned: “Is this sentence ...
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Are the foundations of mathematics “doomed” to be set-theoretic in nature?

Let's say we want to come up with a foundational theory for all of mathematics and let's say that it is embedded in first-order logic. Note that the machinery of first-order logic is described with ...
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How are positive duties morally less powerful than negative ones?

I don't ken the emboldening. The positive duty for pro-abortionists is to make abortion accessible, free, legal, and a universal human right. This positive duty is obviously MORE (not "less") ...
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Is the Kantian CI universalization conceived of as everyone doing the act at the same time?

Is the Kantian CI universalization conceived of as everyone doing the act at the same time? Is suicide prohibited if you cannot will everyone killing themselves at the same time, or is a progressive ...
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How do we establish that external world knowledge is at least likely to be true?

Knowledge of the external world seems to be fallible in any case if we put the threshold of success at the highest level, namely 100% certainty. But this still raises a question: if we want to avoid ...
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Since I cannot answer to the last Top question, is ok to create a new Post to answer that question? [migrated]

Rerefence: How can we justify the use of logic? Is quiet interesting question: All areas of all kind of subject create and have their own logic content that is used to defend many things about that ...
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Name of Argument Type

I'm trying to find the name of argument type used in the response to the statement. Statement: "The Apollo moon landing was a hoax ..." Response: "I'm not familiar with the x, y, z of your ...
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What is the difference in logic between strong and weak negation?

My main concern is to separate different forms of logic. I am hoping to use negation as a way to do that. In the abstract to "Web Rules Need Two Kinds of Negation", Gerd Wagner writes ... there ...
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The needs of many (in 'ok' circumstances) vs. the needs of few (in 'extreme' circumstances)

I am writing about decision making when allocating charity resources, and I need a bit of background on deciding between improving lots of lives for animals with, let's say, average welfare (that ...
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Non-Ego and Ego and Sartre [on hold]

In Sartre's Being and Nothingness pages 241 and 242. In the case of the Non-Ego, why is it the case that a 1) connection of representation, a 2)necessity of certain subjective ensembles 3) temporal ...
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Do Gödel numbers can be used in order to logically determine the validity of Platonic Infinity? [on hold]

"Historically, logic has been studied in philosophy (since ancient times) and mathematics (since the mid-19th century), and recently logic has been studied in cognitive science (encompasses computer ...
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Doubt about the possibility of knowing someone is actually saying the truth [on hold]

Except for a few cases in which you can have proof someone is saying the truth, can you actually ever know if someone is being honest when they say things like "I love you", "this is nice" or "you ...

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