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How do non-theist idealists account for laws of physics?
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Going by your definition of theism, there are many idealist philosophers who did not need a God with a persona: Monists like Shankara from Advaita Vedanta use Brahman principle as the foundation (...

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Western Empiricism in Eastern Philosophy?
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Adding up to @Mozibur Ullah's answer, the Charvaka (alternately Lokayata) Indian school of thought considered Pratyaksha(empirical) as the only means for true knowledge. To quote one of the proponents:...

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How does science treat supernatural claims?
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Supernatural is defined as that which is "beyond natural". Oxford defines it as "Manifestation or event attributed to some force beyond scientific understanding or the laws of nature&...

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How to make sense of minds of others?
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Strawson has worked extensively on this problem of existence of others' minds. He first lays down his criteria of existence: Strawson lays down the principle that one can ascribe experiences to ...

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Why think that retributive justice has an intrinsic value?
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Kant argues that retributive justice is intrinsically good, as it is a "categorical imperative", i.e. it constitutes a categorical obligation, discovered by pure reason, to punish a criminal. He ...

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Why is equality assumed to be good?
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Equality as a value cannot be true or untrue, but rather desirable(good) or otherwise. It is not to be naturally found, but socio-politically established. Some secular arguments as to why equality is ...

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Material for simple explanations of philosophies
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I found this one to be of great help. They have the summary, context and terms just as I wanted it and are a great help for a beginner - http://www.sparknotes.com/philosophy/tractatus/

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Would an Utilitarianist consider accidents with bad consequences as ethically wrong?
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From a direct (act-)utilitarian PoV, yes you are equally bad(or good - if the person you killed was a threat to the society). That's what makes utilitarianism so practically useless. But there's a ...

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Has religion adapted to modern cosmology and if so how?
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Many modern scientific concepts like evolutionary universe, relativism of time, multiverses are discussed pretty clearly in Hinduism. You can check out this link for cosmology in Hinduism - Hindu ...

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