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How to answer people who would claim that "philosophy is useless"?

Speaking only for myself, I find your proposed counter-argument to be precisely the kind of nonsense that discredits philosophy among the practically minded. You assert that 'the very moment of my ...
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Why does Hestia stay at home in Plato's Phaedrus?

In a Socratic vein, this answer does not have a lot to add to what you have already said yourself. Goddesses of the hearth, such Hestia and the more civically prominent Vesta of Rome, are not only ...
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The Third Man argument in the history of Platonism

My two sikkas ... Suppose {A, B, C} and its form F1 Now Parmenides argues a new set can be constructed {A, B, C, F1} and this new set has a form F2 (the third man). Repeat this procedure and you have ...
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Philosophy of storytelling from non-western cultures

I am from Pakistan. The whole region, called South Asia, has many folk stories in common. The folk stories usually have main character that can be anybody really. Unlike western stories the main ...
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Philosophy of storytelling from non-western cultures

I would describe the Poetics not as a work on the philosophy of storytelling, but as our earliest surviving example of literary theory. Ancient Greece had an especially vibrant literary culture, in an ...
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Philosophy of storytelling from non-western cultures

I think the formal difference may be related to the evolution of Asian written characters. These character are different than Latin in that they are not the a string of phonetic letters. They are ...
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Why did Heidegger chose to delay the publications of his Beiträge zur Philosophie?

A very clear and motivated explanation can be found in the editor's afterword of the Beiträge. Heidegger wanted the prerequisite texts of the GA to be published before the unpublished works, to which ...
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What does it mean to say, "Philosophy really started in 1884"?

I presume analytic philosophy is implied and Frege's 1884 book The Foundations of Arithmetic (Die Grundlagen der Arithmetik) is mentioned in more of a rhetorical manner, as a synecdoche of Frege's ...
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What does it mean to say, "Philosophy really started in 1884"?

The dominant movement in philosophy is the Analytic movement, which seeks to focus on deriving everything one can from logic and mathematics, while minimizing theorizing and postulated entities. ...
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