Stella Biderman
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why Bertrand Russell's paradox had such a high impact and relevance?
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For hundreds of years, mathematicians had played fast and loose with logic. They rarely wrote down axioms, or checked that what they were doing was logically sound beyond the gut check. This had been ...

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Can be scientific proposition’s truth value conditional to philosophical proposition’s truth value?
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Yes, pretty much every scientific proposition is dependent upon some philosophical assumptions. We have to assume that we can reason inductively, and that the laws of physics don’t change over time, ...

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Are pollution and GMO "natural" and therefore good?
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The core idea, that what is found in nature is what should be propagated, is a rather controversial concept that's been advanced by various people throughout history. One reason this position is so ...

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Is there a logical fallacy in "dropping down" to a different level of abstraction?
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There are multiple options depending on how the anecdote is presented within the context of the argument. To take an example I recently came across, many autistic people like to be referred to like ...

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Can one pursue knowledge without their own personal perspective?
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It depends a bit on what you mean (this question seems vague to me) but it's certainly the case that we can approach knowledge without bias, which is what I think you're asking. Sometimes we have to ...

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Is the use of inconsistent definitions a logical fallacy?
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I wouldn't call this a logical fallacy, because the logical reasoning very well may be correct. A logical fallacy is when there is something wrong with the logical form of the argument, not its ...

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Is mathematical Platonism geometric?
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I feel like this question is predicated on a misunderstanding of mathematical platonism. Mathematical Platonism is not, strictly speaking, part of Platonism. The name comes out of a kind of analogy to ...

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If P is a property, then is (not P) a property?
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It depends on what objects you want to apply the property to. A property is formally defined as just a set, and so you'd think you can just take the compliment of the set defining P, and have the set ...

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Why must the sentence form of a valid argument be tautological?
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There's nothing deeper going on here. An argument, "P proves Q" is valid iff it is true for all assignments P,Q iff P-> Q is a logical truth, also known as a tautology This does invoke soundness/...

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What is the difference between pseudoscience and non-science?
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I think that pseudoscience is a field that makes scientific claims but is not science, thus giving off the impression that it is scientific. I think it's important to not make it something the ...

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