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Ron Maimon
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85 votes

Was mathematics invented or discovered?

16 votes

What are the philosophical implications of Gödel's First Incompleteness Theorem?

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What are the philosophical implications of the Higgs mechanism in theoretical physics?

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Is this proof that the universe came from nothing valid?

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Why is there something instead of nothing?

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Are the experiences of the "flow of time" and of "cause and effect" qualia?

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How did first-order logic come to be the dominant formal logic?

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Is there any philosophical significance to the arithmetization of infinity?

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Do numbers exist independently from observers?

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Do the laws of logic exist independently of human or animal consciousness?

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Does Gödel's second incompleteness theorem interact with logical positivism?

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Is mathematics founded on beliefs and assumptions?

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Is there anything that is totally random?

3 votes

Is there any philosophical idea that radically changed the world in the twentieth century?

3 votes

How come that a certain language is more logical as compared to another language?

3 votes

What are some new and interesting ethical issues that identify closely with Information & Communication Technologies?

3 votes

What does "to cause" mean?

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What logical fallacy is this?

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Philosophic Puzzle: How to be Non-Hypocratic AND Non-Anarchistic?

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Is logical positivism "dead" today?

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Is the "omniscient-omnipotent-omnipresent" definition of God consistent?

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Are there any non-divine objective standards of good/evil?

2 votes

Does Wittgenstein's Tractatus establish serious bounds for discussions of the supernatural from a modern point of view?

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Does the 'too many thinkers' argument cripple Locke's conception of Man and Persons?

1 vote

Would a conscious computer naturally hold a solipsistic philosophy?

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If we assume The Turing Test to be the criterion for moral personhood, would simulated minds pose a problem for existing moral systems?

1 vote

Is there any rigorous philosophical basis for atheism?

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How reliable are our emotions for attaining knowledge?

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Does human evolution have a direction or purpose, and if so, does it have an end state?

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Will fundamental physics eventually become an aesthetic construction and proceed on aesthetic grounds?