Avestron
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I have trouble formulating how to act rightly at all situations
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Preamble: The passage of life is a social one where humans are immersed in experiences from the day they are born until the day they die. Individuals at any point in time may be said to be not only ...

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Can empty universe have any significance?
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That the cycles of a physical universe might occur devoid of the presence or possibility of sentience would seem pointless to those who might ponder its theoretical existence, but such a circumstance ...

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Fear of failure
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There are several dimensions to consider. Pre-note: To fear consequence of losing or not gaining that which is valued by the self is a natural instinct. Even the sympathy-driven fear of certain ...

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Why does an omnipotent God allow horrible evil to flood the earth?
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Why should one suppose that an omnipotent God necessarily has to be good? In the same way that a child might wish to build something up for the pleasure of breaking it, might it not be that God might ...

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Can computers be programmed to be 'creative'?
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In a sense, computers are already capable of a degree of creativity. However it has always been humans who have been urging the computers to become creative - it has not been the computer that has ...

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Should governments have the power to limit the citizen's rights during wartime?
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If a population were to face a situation of certain demise then there would be little scope in tightening a government's hand upon the rights of its citizenry. Yet even in the face of such ...

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Is it better to maximize my own happieness or maximising the happieness of others around me so that I can feel happy for and with them?
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You will find persons who live variants of both these lifestyles (catering for one's own happiness vs. catering for others' happiness). If one were to think of the self in terms of finite resources ...

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is the answer contained in the question when it is well formulated?
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When the pursuit is that of knowledge then a well designed question certainly lends itself to its answering in an effective manner. Even if no answer is forthcoming a well formulated question should ...

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Is work a virtual fable?
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Technology has advanced greatly and the rate of innovation has been accelerating (although I would say that this rate is approaching a plateau). It has certainly advanced to a degree that it is ...

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What are some moral principles that a secularist can base a moral system on?
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The driving forces of sympathy and desire can transcend human-made rules and principles - and may take their place in their absence. A human being stripped of religion and philosophy is left with ...

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Is there any difference between Populism and Democracy ?
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Both democracy (in its purer forms) as well as populism are ideologies involving a rule of the people by the people or representatives chosen/ selected by the people. Democracy focuses more on the ...

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Is Omnipotent a self contradictory term?
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A truly omnipotent being** may impose limitations upon themselves if they so choose - for a duration of their choosing. So such a being could create an object as heavy to self as one wishes for as ...

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Understanding of Pride
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It would be helpful to know more about the context (the specific movie) as a number of questions arise. 1 - What truth is so horrid that one would be compelled to betray a group to save them from ...

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How is "time" defined in modern philosophy?
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Time is perception of change. The second hand unwinding, the pattern of night and day, the cycle of life, a raindrop falling to the ground... all of these may be perceived as matter that is ...

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