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Does a counterargument exist to the claim "Too much diversity is a problem/cannot be controlled"?

Sigh... The notion of 'diversity' only makes sense from an ethno-nationalist perspective of mono-ethnicity. Sure, if everyone is just like the collective 'me' governmental problems decrease ...
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Is it inappropriate for politicians to make rules governing scientific research?

In general, no, it is not inappropriate. Scientific research can take many forms, some of which could have negative effects on people. Pharmaceutical research, for example, follows a tightly ...
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Does the current “ruling ontology” deny any possibility of a social causation of mental illness?

Suppose (without loss of too much generality) that I am anxious. There are two conceptualizations I could consider. First, the one given by the "ruling ontology": I suffer because I am ...
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Is it justified to communicate one’s feelings regarding someone’s abortion decision?

Abortion is very contentious, arousing all kinds of strong feelings. Some people believe that the unborn's life should trump the interests of the mother, while others believe the opposite. Some people ...
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Does a counterargument exist to the claim "Too much diversity is a problem/cannot be controlled"?

The counter argument is that a more diverse government is more representative. If your prime objective is to streamline decision making, then replace the elected government with a dictatorship so that ...
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Is it justified to communicate one’s feelings regarding someone’s abortion decision?

"give the lady some cooling off period, and some counselling" I get the good intention behind this, but in practice, these things tend to exist exclusively to try to convince a woman that ...
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Does a counterargument exist to the claim "Too much diversity is a problem/cannot be controlled"?

No. When does it make sense to talk about arguments / counter arguments? In a discussion with clearly defined terms. "Diversity" is an ideological propaganda term, and basic logic does not ...
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Is there something "morally weird" about social media sites with downvote functions?

Sharing trust judgements Downvotes and upvotes are based on the idea of sharing information, and more specifically, on sharing whether some person or statement should be trusted or distrusted. I'm no ...
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Is race a social construct?

Race is a social construct, although one loosely based around some biological realities. Consider the following: "Black/African" is usually identified as a monolithic racial category. But, ...
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What are reasonable basic obligations of citizens in democratic societies?

The question is how much well-informed citizens need to be to exercise their democratic rights. The answer depends on theories of democracy. The duty of citizens to be well-informed can be very ...
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Is fascism intrinsically violent?

One might cite as not inherently violent the Faisceau in inter-war (1918-39) France. Les Faisceau The following extract will take us into the subject: Fascism, violence and storm troopers: in ...
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I'm being drafted to the military but I have the option to refuse (legally), would it be immoral for me to serve?

Welcome, Mimikyu Your second and third paragraphs concern only a remote contingency, as you acknowledge. They are, I think it's safe to say, practically discountable. The position appears to be ...
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Does a counterargument exist to the claim "Too much diversity is a problem/cannot be controlled"?

Well, if you're looking for a philosophical argument, then if you naturalize your epistemology, you can rely on scientific research, particularly in organizational psychology or sociology. ...
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Does the current “ruling ontology” deny any possibility of a social causation of mental illness?

"The current ruling ontology denies any possibility of a social causation of mental illness." The actual debate is about a politics where problems are essentially systemic vs a politics ...
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In a democratic society, should governments be allowed to pay for or fund artistic/cultural works and performances using taxpayers' money?

You ask: in a democratic society, should governments be allowed to pay for or fund artistic/cultural works and performances using taxpayers' money? And in response to "'should' according to ...
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Should Native Americans have peacefully given up their lands to White settlers during the 18th and 19th centuries?

Your presumptions about land ownership are flawed. Native Americans had the concept of national ownership, which is based upon the principle that a group or community resident in an area has ...
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Why is an open society so totalitarian?

Although I don't normally suggest people read Wikipedia, its Open Society is worth reviewing. In effect, 'openness' in an open society is a position of moral universalism, where a society actively ...
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Is it justified to communicate one’s feelings regarding someone’s abortion decision?

In this answer, I try to explain to OP why he got stiff feedback from social media; I am trying my utmost not to take a stand on the issue of abortion. If you feel that I write something about ...
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Why is Nietzsche more frequently associated with Nazis than Hegel is?

The actual answer rests with the words of Adolf Hitler himself. Hitler openly declared his hostility against Hegel, and Hitler openly declared that Nietzsche was his favorite philosopher. (See ...
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Postmodernism advocates are Right-wing or just can't see its effects against the Left?

I admittedly lack a solid grounding in philosophy and likely some problems with postmodernist thought escape me. I am however one of those leftists who has no huge, general problem with all of ...
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Is it inappropriate for politicians to make rules governing scientific research?

The rule that the article appears to be concerned with is Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OA-2018-0259 and has this as part of the summary. This document proposes a regulation intended to strengthen the ...
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What does Machiavelli say about friends of my enemies?

Machiavelli found the "enemy of my enemy is my friend" advice to be cheap and short-sighted, at least for a ruler. It is not that he was concerned with moral virtues, but rather he saw shifting ...
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In what way is Heidegger's philosophy right wing?

'Left' and 'Right' are not helpful terms here but the issue you raise can be phrased without them. The question is whether there is a logical connection between the politics that Heidegger espoused ...
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Is anarcho-socialism an oxymoron?

Socialism is not intrinsically linked to a strong state, or indeed any state at all. An oxymoron is a contradiction in terms. Anarcho-monarchy would be a contradiction, as a monarchy is a form of ...
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Isn't socialism a form of democracy?

It's a common misconception to think the terms socialism and communism were not used as terms before Marx and Engels. They were. It's even more common to think they gave them clear unambiguous ...
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In a democratic society, should governments be allowed to pay for or fund artistic/cultural works and performances using taxpayers' money?

A democratic government exists to implement the will of the population. If the population wants there to be publicly available art, then the government should make it so. If the population does not, ...
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What's the purpose of politics?

Politics from Greek: πολιτικός politikos, definition "of, for, or relating to citizens". See Aristotle's Politics, 1252a1: Every state is as we see a sort of partnership, and every partnership is ...
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What did Marx mean by "revolutionary terror"?

REVOLUTIONARY TERROR VERSUS REVOLUTIONARY VIOLENCE 1 When Marx used the phrase 'revolutionärer Terror' ('Neue Rheinische Zeitung', 7 November 1848) he almost certainly had the French Reign of Terror ...
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Is it inappropriate for politicians to make rules governing scientific research?

There is a very large difference between "making rules for science" and "People who are not scientists are telling us how scientific synthesis and analysis should be done." Do scientists need some ...
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