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What is hard about the “hard problem of consciousness”?

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What motivated Kant to focus on a relatively small set of principles when discussing morality?

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Are there opposites to the "social contract theory" where humans are regarded as naturally social beings, and yet individualism is a human invention?

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According to Chalmers, can neuroscience resolve the "hard problem of consciousness"?

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Was the notion of mind-body dualism invented, or at least popularized, by Rene Descartes?

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Why should we care about the Platonism vs. nominalism debate?

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Has there been systematic studies of how historical contexts and social factors influenced various philosophers?

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1 answer
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Why do many attach great significance to having read the original writings by philosophers?

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Why do many philosophers attach so much importance to laymen intuition?

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A thought experiment: will the following observations lead you to question Aristotle's syllogism?

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Why isn’t the Kantian categorical imperative equal to utilitarian principles with additional constraints?

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Why can't consequentialist morality be "fixed" to accommodate family/friend considerations by enlarging the definition of happiness?

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What is the rationale of making a big deal of the distinction between positive and negative liberty?

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Why is non-binary logic not commonly used?

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How can one reconcile the physical view of life and the second law of thermodynamics?

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Is there any formal studies of why philosophers think a certain way or focus on certain topics?

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Is Aristotle’s virtue theory somewhat similar to the Doctrine of the mean?

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Have cognitive scientists dealt with Kant’s idea of a priori knowledge using their tools?

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Why do people read the original works in some fields, such as political philosophy, but not in other fields, such as biology? [closed]

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Are there any formal, fully fleshed-out mathematical models that capture the Kuhnian idea of scientific revolutions?