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What should a person do?

The normal question is meaning, rather than purpose. I interpret purpose in life as, what our job is, what we should be doing or focusing on. Outside of religion where there are generally clear ...
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Does time have a changing speed?

You are confusing the scientific definition of time (what a clock measures) with your intuitive feeling of how things change. This has nothing to do with time being relative according to relativity ...
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Can the laws of physics rule out disembodied minds?

Since the laws of physics says nothing about minds, it can't say anything about embodied minds, never mind disembodied minds. Physicalists, who view everything as physics as the ground of everything, ...
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Can the laws of physics rule out disembodied minds?

The very short answer is "no". Neither the article, nor physics, rule out the existence or agency of Gods. Somewhat Longer Answer: The author is trying to stake out a very peculiar position....
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Can the laws of physics rule out disembodied minds?

This sounds just like a person who is prefacing his beliefs by adding the sentence "Physics teaches that..." to give his beliefs more credence. There is the rather gaping issue of ...
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Why does this explanation seem wrong?

The difference between an argument and an explanation is qualitative; they are slightly different language games, as follows: An explanation conveys details about settled knowledge, purely for ...
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Why does this explanation seem wrong?

Afaik explanation is literally Latin for "to stretch out" to "ex = out" and "planare = make plane, spread", so it's just filling in more details. While an argument is ...
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Who are some key modern philosophers who have addressed the paradoxes of parts and wholes (mereology)?

Have you looked at the bibliography on both the SEP and Wikipedia articles on mereology? This should clue you in as to some of the current debate on the metaphysics of parts vs wholes. One of big ...
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Is the quality more fundamental than the quantity?

I mean quantity is likely more fundamental as you'd need to be aware of an phenomenon to be able to measure and quantify it. But without quantitative analysis your abilities to describe reality would ...
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What is the "metaphysical status" of vacuous truth?

Vacuous truth is not the same as vacuous logic: 1 is not consistent with 2, 3 contradicts 5 and 4 contradicts the original consideration (the empty set does exist, that's precisely the starting point, ...
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What is the "metaphysical status" of vacuous truth?

From the mathematical viewpoint point 1,2,3,5 are true, while point 4 is false. Reason: The set of elements in question is the empty set. The set exists, it has no elements; according to the ...
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