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Michael Dorfman
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How can one differentiate nonexistent entities?

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What is the difference between free-will and randomness and or non-determinism?

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In which way does quantum mechanics disprove determinism?

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Do fundamental concepts in physics have any logical basis?

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Is absolute ethical veganism an irrational position?

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Why is Ayn Rand's Objectivism philosophy dismissed by academics?

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Is Cantor's theorem based on a fallacy?

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Does thermal time hypothesis finally resolve Zeno's paradox?

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What is the difference between philosophy and religion?

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Did Nietzsche read Kierkegaard?

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Why would Aristotle argue that "a mechanic or a mercantile life" is "ignoble and inimical to virtue"?

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

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How can we have a 'natural existence' for complex numbers?

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What is the difference between Law of Excluded Middle and Law of Non Contradiction?

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Do messenger-based religions contradict the idea of an all wise God?

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Is everyone considered a "philosopher"?

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Should Wittgenstein be given some credit for Godel's incompleteness theorem?

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Why is Modus Ponens valid?

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Is it possible to be truly selfless or altruistic?

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If the universe has a beginning does that prove God exists?

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Is the concept of “knowledge” important for philosophy?

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Is "if A then B; B therefore A" a subset of the "post hoc" fallacy?

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What philosophers have built on Ayn Rand's Objectivism?

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Does an education that teaches relativism alone result in students who can not make ethical decisions?

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How does Søren Kierkegaard use the word "dialectic" and how does his use of it differ from G.W.F. Hegel's?

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Can conscription be morally justified during a time of war?

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Is it possible in any way to justify murder using reason or logic?

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To be or not be—what would a conscious computer decide?

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Is Buddhism a religion or philosophy?

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Why does Popper think there are no a priori synthetic statements?

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