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Do premises need to be valid conclusions themselves?
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This known as the ”infinite regress” problem in Epistemology. The regress argument (also known as the diallelus (Latin) or diallelon, from Greek di allelon "through or by means of one another&...

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Free Will and Intelligence
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I would recommend looking into Professor Bennet Helm. Free will and the nature of how we define it is his primary academic study. Link to item description The book, "Emotional Reason: Deliberation,...

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Dasein is or isn't responsible, isn't accountable: so what?
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Please excuse my lack of quotes and perhaps improper terminology. Heidegger is abound with very specific terminology. To be responsible but not accountable is a very subtle distinction in most ...

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Not living a life true to yourself
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I would consider this very closely aligned with Martin Heidegger's theory posed in "Being and Time". "She never achieved her authentic self; Dasein." Most people won't even make the tiniest effort ...

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What is the value of the individual in Marx's writing?
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I don't interpret Marx as reducing the importance of the individual. His focus is certainly on the collection of individuals, but as such it is formed by individuals uniting. In his understanding, ...

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What is the name of this logical fallacy?
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Usage of adages like "Bigger is always better" in this way may be considered a faulty generalization, and more specifically a "thought-terminating cliche": a commonly used phrase, ...

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What is the name of this logical fallacy involving probabilities of two unrelated events?
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According to Wikipedia, this is an informal fallacy known as the "Post hoc ergo propter hoc" Latin for "after this, therefore because of this" (faulty cause/effect, coincidental correlation, ...

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'you cannot refute the truth; for Socrates is easily refuted': How does this rebut disagreeing disputatiously?
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I cannot refute you, Socrates, said Agathon: Let us assume that what you say is true. Say rather, Agathon, that you cannot refute the truth; for Socrates is easily refuted. This exemplifies the ...

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Was Marx an antisemite?
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I think it is fair to say that Marx looked at all religions as a method of pacification of the masses. As far as Judaism in particular, for the time and place, there was a predominant antisemitic ...

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How can you succeed against an excessively self-serving and defensive opponent?
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The proverbial example of what your asking, is illustrated in Socrates's trial and death as described in Plato's "Dialogues". In the story Socrates choices to stay in Athens and stand trial based on ...

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Does capitalism have an end goal?
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A Libertarian may say that Capitalism's end goal is to provide personal economic growth through production and sale in the market. This in turn provides a wealth of goods from which all the masses can ...

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If we live in a simulated world, doesn't there have to be a first world that's real?
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Turtles my dear boy, turtles. This concern has been around since before the modern computer. René Descartes contested a similar concern in his Meditations, though for him the illusion was made by a ...

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Do human rights exist?
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Thomas Jefferson disagrees with the OP criticism; "the notion of human rights is imaginary and reducible to absurdity (that humans by virtue of being born are magically entitled to certain things)... [...

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How is the meaning of life "recursive"?
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recursive rəˈkərsiv/ adjective Characterized by recurrence or repetition, in particular. MATHEMATICS/LINGUISTICS: relating to or involving the repeated application of a rule, definition, or procedure ...

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What does this quote mean about Plato's Cave?
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I believe that the phrase explains that beauty in aesthetics is an a priori knowledge that is simultaneously the highest positive value and personification of truth. Aesthetics is an experiential ...

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How do you prove probability?
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Your initial intuition is an example of a logical fallacy known, aptly, as the "Gambler's fallacy". the incorrect belief that separate, independent events can affect the likelihood of another ...

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Trying to identify a stance (or a range of them) respecting humans as part of a wider system, while denying them any special intrinsic significance
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I have not read Milan Kundera's "The Unbearable Lightness of Being", but I have come across it in a class. It seems quite similar to your description. I am unclear of the exact argument, but from what ...

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If i am interested in existence as a philosophical concern, where should I start reading?
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I would really recommend find a course on the subject. What do all these things around us such as trees rocks, flowers, stars, buildings and really everything actually mean in terms of the nature ...

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Someone said argument A, the other heard argument A', is that a fallacy?
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Here is a link to an explanation of philosophy and logic arguments. LINK. Specifically, I point to the following, as I believe you are misusing the term "argument". Argument: any group of ...

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When does a brain transplant make something human?
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Before delving into the meat of the question, I would like to argue that, semantically, "humanity" is probably a misnomer for the condition you are trying to understand. It implies the ...

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Can supporting intrinsically bad actions be justified considering their consequences?
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[Argument 1: Supporting Bob's action to be considered Moral] One way to look at this problem is to consider the NET effects of Bob's decision. As you described the scenario, you are attempting to ...

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What is the role of the art curator?
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There are several interesting documentaries that deal with this topic of art appreciation vs art curation. "My Kid Could Paint That" directed by Amir Bar-Lev and "Who the *$&% Is Jackson Pollock?" ...

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What does Einstein mean, about 'practical results' and 'completely false notion'?
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I disagree with Pè de Leão. As I read it, I believe both statements are directly aligned with each other. Einstein is arguing that pursuing science solely for practical purposes will lead to "false ...

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Is math really the language Nature speaks?
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Patterns and symmetry are abound in Nature, but a sense of numerals isn't inherent. The numerals are a construct, a human method of expressing those patterns and to create grouping. The universality ...

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Are the Efforts to Fuse Philosophy and Pop Culture Superficial?
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If you believe that there is value in the Philosophy SE, then you must accept the premise that philosophy and Popular Culture are intwined and that it is an additive relationship. While I agree that "...

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What is the philosophical value of cultural diversity?
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Cultural diversity and ethnic heritage are great things to expose your children to, especially when they are young. There are lots of studies that connect multilingual households to higher cognitive ...

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How can opposing policies under the Particular-Universal Dualism still function well together?
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[1] I believe the primary point of the entire example is to demonstrate the necessity of not acting polemically. I am unsure what the policies that were alluded to in the first section. But based on ...

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Can utilitiarianism require informed consent?
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On what grounds could utilitarians justify consent if the benefits of the research outweigh the harms inflicted by the lack of consent? This is a question of whether the Ends justify the Means. The ...

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Is religion fundamentally problematic for logical decision making in society?
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Yes, exposure to religion can bread zealots, and an innumerable number of battles have been fought on the grounds of religion. But religion is not a modern concept and, historically, religion provides ...

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Was there a philosophical underpinning that enabled the holocaust?
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Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel and German Idealism inspired many at the time, that society had reach a paradigm shift that would enable humanity to transcend the limits of nature. Heidegger had also ...

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