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Are there questions that science can't answer, but philosophy can?

Science can't answer ethical questions (though it might provide useful input). For example science can tell us why we love and care for our children (evolution giving rise to instinctive behaviour ...
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Are there questions that science can't answer, but philosophy can?

The premise of this question is incorrect, in basically all particulars. It is a statement of scientism, which has not been self-examined by looking for falsifications to the asker's preferred ...
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Are there questions that science can't answer, but philosophy can?

Yes there are such questions. I agree with the answer of @Dikran Marsupial. Adding to his/her answer I want to point out the following distinction between answers from science and answers from ethics, ...
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What is a question?

'Questions' defined as 'action' in my field. The free energy principle in computational neuroscience states that the brain is in a constant state of trying to reduce surprise by actively seeking out ...
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What is a question?

Have you read the SEP article Questions? The author addresses two areas of philosophical intersectionality: After going over some preliminaries we will focus on three lines of work on questions: one ...
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Can anything happen at any time right now if there is infinite Possibilities in life?

No, it is possible for a system to have an infinite degree of freedom in certain respects but be constrained in others. For example, there are infinite integers, but no fraction formed of any pair of ...
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Empiricism and Morality

By asking, instead of what is moral, what a person can be persuaded is moral. This is basically an empirical question; we may run experiments where we try to persuade people of different moral ...
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Are there questions that science can't answer, but philosophy can?

Yes. For example, the one you are asking.
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Are there questions that science can't answer, but philosophy can?

Many of the "Philosophy of ..." disciplines cut straight to the heart of this question, such as the philosophy of mathematics or (ironically) the philosophy of science. For example, science ...
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What is a question?

A question is the advertisement of a hole in a real or hypothetical mental model. For example, in asking -- why am I writing this? -- I am suggesting the existence of a known unknown, where I ...
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What is a question?

From my days in high school. Questions: SAQs (short answer questions) LAQs (long answer questions) MCQs (multiple choice questions) Match the following Fill in the blanks From an information ...
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Begging the question is a type of circular reasoning?

The article on question-begging in Wikipedia is not particularly good as it currently stands. In fact the first paragraph contradicts itself. The lede for the article on circular reasoning is better. ...
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Are there questions that science can't answer, but philosophy can?

Philosophy, by nature, deals with questions outside the realm of where there are settled, reliable, widely accepted answers. All philosophical questions are unsolved and/or controversial, by ...
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Are there questions that science can't answer, but philosophy can?

On a more serious note, the Wikipedia article Outline of Philosophy mentions the fundamental branches of traditional Western philosophy: Aesthetics (what is art and beauty); Epistemology (what can we ...
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Can anything happen at any time right now if there is infinite Possibilities in life?

"Infinite possibilities"?? In what way? This is the periodic table in a non-standard layout that is in some ways better... it shows the completeness of the set. And they spring from the ...
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Can anything happen at any time right now if there is infinite Possibilities in life?

If we live in a world with possibly infinite realities, and infinite space, doesn't that mean that there is an chance that anything could happen? Suppose a coin flip exists in infinite realities and ...
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Can anything happen at any time right now if there is infinite Possibilities in life?

There are no infinite possibilities. These possibilities are closely linked with mind games and only a few have been capable of utilizing them. So for people like us, there are only limited ...
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What terminology distinguishes questions that define goals from those that accomplish them?

How do I live a good life?" and "what is the nature of a good life?". That is, questions directed toward solving a problem compared with questions directed toward defining a problem... ...
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Asking a question in the "True Language"

"Who, if I cried out, would hear me among the angels' hierarchies? and even if one of them pressed me against his heart: I would be consumed in that overwhelming existence. For beauty is nothing ...
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Empiricism and Morality

For my philosophy, Morality is at the central place of any Empiricism. Human's true understanding is always metaphoric and "correct" within his or her own context at that particular moment ...
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