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What is metaphilosophy? Who is qualified to practice it?

The word "metaphilosophy" could be taken to mean, at first, "second-order philosophy," so "the philosophy of philosophy," except then we can go on to ask about third-...
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What is metaphilosophy? Who is qualified to practice it?

Metaphilosophy is a section of philosophy that questions the philosophical process. As in, how is it we do philosophy, what is the goal of philosophy, what are the boundaries of philosophy, and so on. ...
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Can one call a rock a tool?

A tool provides a mechanical or mental advantage to its user when performing a task. This could be a rock, stick, etc. Rocks can be a hammer, a projectile weapon, or a counting aid. An example of a ...
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What is metaphilosophy? Who is qualified to practice it?

Your question hinges on 'qualification'. In one sense, anyone with a degree favoring metaphilosophy. In another, anyone who has achieved some understanding of what metaphilosophy is. One of course can ...
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Is brevity the soul of wit?

Firstly, may I say that it was very wise of you to phrase your question in such a way that it appears not to be inviting opinions, otherwise it might have been closed by the over-zealous mods. I think ...
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Can one call a rock a tool?

The word 'tool' has several well-established meanings, which you can discover by consulting a reputable dictionary. One meaning is an object used to facilitate a task, especially a manual task, so a ...
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