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Prohibitionism versus liberalism

Many renowned philosophers have proposed many different systems for ethics and politics. Some are more liberal than others, but making an exhaustive list is quite the task. It's just a single exemple, ...
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What is the difference between philosophical logic and the philosophy of logic?

The term 'philosophical logic' is used in different ways by different authors. Often it is used to mean the application of logic to addressing problems in philosophy. The multi-volume Handbook of ...
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Are there in-depth theories of parentheses?

Formal grammars are such a theory. They are covered in any good book on theory of computation, usually in conjunction with automata theory. They also serve as the basis of Chomsky's generative ...
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Which philosopher said the fear of anticipating an evil is worse than the evil itself?

One kind of sentiment that fits the description in the question was characteristic to the Stoics. Because for the Stoics what we usually view as evil, like sickness and death, was deemed to be not ...
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Are there in-depth theories of parentheses?

The general term is "bracketing notation" or "brackets". Brackets are just operators that surround their arguments {2} [2] rather than proceeding their arguments as prefix ...
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Can even the laws of logic vary from one possible world to another?

No. They absolutely can't. But they may or may not apply. The reason I feel confident saying this is because any given logic is a set of axioms and some inference rules around how to apply them. If ...
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