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Are these logical arguments against the existence of a god?

Indeed, as jobermark noted, you started backward (implicitly) from the assumption that God does not exist and then proceeded to make your point. As a rule of thumb, you can say any type of question ...
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Not all knowledge is wisdom

It says a great deal. Take for instance Platos criticism of writing in the Phaedrus: If men learn this it will implant forgetfulness in the soul because they will rely on that which is written ...
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Are we biologically limited from knowing the universe?

There is no universally accepted reason to believe that our level represents, or is close to, a hard upper limit on "intelligence" (a notoriously difficult concept to give an uncontroversial ...
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Opinions in face of an unsolvable problem (case-study on the existence of God)

There is a very large difference between "cannot productively argue" and "refuse to believe." It is absolutely reasonable to state that an individual can believe in something and be unable to argue ...
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Aside from logical representations, what are other ways philosophers approach representing knowledge?

I wouldn't say that the concept of ontology is necessarily different between philosophy and computer science, only that the latter have developed more sophisticated and explicit domain models in order ...
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What Is Critical Thinking, and How Does One Go About Learning It?

Welcome, Iva I think the best help will come from texts on critical thinking. I suggest any of the following: Colin Swatridge, Oxford Guide to Effective Argument and Critical Thinking (Oxford ...
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Do modern philosophers of mind believe that thinking is a symbolic or visual process by nature?

"no one can know what is a chair — one can only have an idea of what a chair is" You seem to take an unexamined idealist stance. Isn't chair defined by use, and you ignore the fuzzy ...
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Do philosophers think physical laws are logical statements?

it depends on what you mean by "Logical". Do you mean whether the laws hold regardless of any changes in circumstances such as Newton's Law of Gravitation? OR that the laws are derived via ...
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What Is Critical Thinking, and How Does One Go About Learning It?

First, allow me to point out that critical thinking is not so much learned as it is developed. There's an analogy here to the physical body. Newborn infants have (more-or-less) the same muscular and ...
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Gods from the perspective of animals

Answer To ensure a philosophical distinction, thought is often strongly anchored to the notion of language use and production. Philosophers, such as Rene Descartes, have used this fact to claim that ...
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Is scientific knowledge personal or general?

So there is subjectivity, there is (allegedly) objectivity. There's a third option - intersubjectivity, an ancient idea, also popular in modern philosophy including as a special focus for Husserl. The ...
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Is scientific knowledge personal or general?

As Conifold told you, this is a Q&A site, so I'll answer the question as if you were asking for a literature reference related with your thoughts. First, you seem to suppose that something called &...
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Is scientific knowledge personal or general?

Half this question is philosophical, and half belongs on meta, but I'll just respond here to avoid being a procedural pedant. Is scientific knowledge personal or general? Yes and no depending on ...
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What is the syntactic representation of mental content? Is that even possible?

In the gospel of mind, Representational Theory of Mind( RTM) is a view that mental states, such as similar beliefs, solicitations, and comprehensions, are characterized by their intentionality, or ...
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As humans, do we require a total understanding of information to fully embody it as knowledge?

"dogs do not know however what they can act out has been ingrained within them through millions of years" Yet somehow, the same process in humans gave rise to knowledge. How do you account ...
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Do modern philosophers of mind believe that thinking is a symbolic or visual process by nature?

Short Answer The short answer is that vast majority of contemporary philosophers of mind already reject that thought is a symbolic language and that the Leibniz's calculus ratiocinator is misguided, ...
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Do modern philosophers of mind believe that thinking is a symbolic or visual process by nature?

Thinking is a process related to this nature( in Hindu philosophy, it is related to "Maya".). Nature is perceived by sensory organs. Sensory organs are many. Each sense have different virtue ...
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What Is Critical Thinking, and How Does One Go About Learning It?

Welcome, Iva. Thinking critically is no easy task, and there are plenty of resources out there to help you along. What anyone needs to do is develop some strategies for inculcating a set of skills, ...
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Are we biologically limited from knowing the universe?

Our direct perception of reality through our senses is entirely dictated by our biology. Take for example the fact that we can see colours and hear sounds. Our brains represent different wavelengths ...
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Is this a solution to the disjunction problem of causal representation?

Regarding your: First, an inner representation of a, say, dog, is not a unitary atom but is composed of a bunch of property representations, each a representation in its own right. This was already ...
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Not all knowledge is wisdom

'Not all knowledge is wisdom' ▻ WISDOM AND KNOWLEDGE ARE CATEGORICALLY DIFFERENT By this I mean that, as I understand 'wisdom' and as I think it is generally understood, wisdom is a synthesis or ...
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What is the meaning of an explanation

When I explain things, I try to put myself in the listener's situation. It is important to know the background of the listeners, their level of understanding the subject. Try to identify their ...
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Does knowledge include created idea?

If you stick with the classical JTB definition of knowledge, then ideas cannot be justified in a clear sense- so ideas cannot be knowledge. Moreover, ideas in general do not have to be true. For ...
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Could Science and Philosophy be focused too much on physical states and not enough on dynamic processes?

Both state and process are important in science: Isn't evolution a process? Big-Bang cosmology is paradigmatically a process; especially when considered against Hoyles steady-state universe. Quantum ...
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What is the difference between expressivism and representationalism in modern philosophy of language?

As Price acknowledges in Expressivism, Pragmatism and Representationalism, "expression" and "expressivism" are misnomers, simply used to label (multiple) alternatives to representationalism, "the ...
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Example of knowledge representation as a surrogate for something in the world

Knowledge representation is a model of a certain domain of the real world. These models are composed from objecttypes (entity, surrogate) and the relations between objecttypes. Such models are ...
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