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Question posted on April 17, 2014; 1 response
Is inter-country adoption immoral? (I'm a college senior doing an independent study on Korean transnational adoption and the Korean diaspora.)...
Children, Ethics Show

Question posted on April 17, 2014; 1 response
Hello philosophers, I'm finding it very difficult to understand the way modern society uses the word abuse . Recently I read about a case where a child was malnourished through being half starved , it was rightly described as child...
Children Show

Question posted on April 17, 2014; 1 response
Reading Wikipedia and a bit of the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, I learn that, for most philosophers today, the distinction betweem analytic and synthetic truths or falsities is no longer acceptable. For them, there are no analytic truths. This rejection...
Language Show

Question posted on April 17, 2014; 1 response
A question like this was posted in Askphilosophers some months ago but was never answered, so I'll try it again. What kind of knowledge is chess knowledge? Some of it is deductive (e.g., if I move this piece over there...
Knowledge Show

Question posted on April 17, 2014; no responses
I am relatively new to philosophy, as I am in an introductory philosophy class. My question is what made Francis Bacon's scientific method scientific since he was a lawyer or more into politics being he was more a political person...
Philosophers, Science Show

Question posted on April 17, 2014; no responses
Does having a mistrust of self identified feminist institutions make you an anti-feminist? When I heard that the university of Colorado invited a group of feminists (I think that's a fair description) from the APA my first inclination was to...
Feminism Show

Question posted on April 17, 2014; no responses
With regards to society, economics, and the implementation of technology. The fundamental concept of technology was to better enrich the state of human existence however, as technological improvements in the work place simplify every day operations, people are losing jobs. Wouldn't...
Justice Show

Question posted on April 17, 2014; 2 responses
Is it right to call a believer rational even if she cannot prove articulately or give good arguments for her belief in God? Let's just say I ask a believer "Why do you believe in God?" and she simply answered,...
Rationality, Religion Show

Question posted on April 17, 2014; 2 responses
I guess some philosophers discuss whether in some exact location there is only one object, a statue, or two objects, the statue and the stone it is made of. Are there well-known philosophers who argue that this is a false...
Existence Show

Question posted on April 17, 2014; 1 response
Is it possible for anything to matter? My teacher always tells me if I do bad in a drama scene, I shouldn't worry about it because no one will remember or care in a few weeks. Doesn't that apply to...
Value Show

Question posted on April 17, 2014; 1 response
How can I define myself? I'm basically a combination of cells created by DNA instructions who react to stimuli. Can I take credit for anything I do if everything I say, believe, and do is based on my genetic make-up...
Identity Show

Question posted on April 17, 2014; 1 response
Selfishness is considered bad in society, and my parents tell me to be as selfless as possible, but how can it be possible to be selfless? I think selfless can be traced back to our instincts. We had to work...
Value Show

Question posted on April 4, 2014; 1 response
Greeting's oh wise one's, my question ... How is it morally correct to put a very sick animal" out of it's misery" yet not accord the same privilege to a Human who has no chance of recovery ? What...
Euthanasia Show

Question posted on April 4, 2014; 1 response
If there are 201 nations worldwide how can we all be proud of our nations. What is the point in having pride in your nation? Is it because it feels good?...
Emotion Show

Question posted on April 4, 2014; 1 response
Many philosophers say that philosophy is neither an art nor a science yet philosophy departments are usually in Arts Faculties at universities. How do you feel about this and do you think philosophy should be its own faculty? Are there...
Philosophy Show

Question posted on April 4, 2014; no responses
I was wondering if someone has read Michael Dummett's "Bringing About the Past" and actually understood his arguments. I am not a newbie to philosophy, but I thought this article was quite hard to grasp. I was first presented to...
Time Show

Question posted on April 4, 2014; 1 response
Hello, i was recently in a discussion regarding Kant's moral duties, and whether Kant would follow society's laws before following the duties derived from ethics. If a law in a society state "that it's a righteous sanction to torture another...
Philosophers Show

Question posted on April 4, 2014; 2 responses
Why is such a high value placed in reading the "Classics"? It's one thing to honor the past and honor the fact that, but for those who came before, we wouldn't be where we are today, and another thing entirely...
History, Philosophy Show

Question posted on April 4, 2014; 2 responses
Some people study or know a great deal about ethics as it's taught in philosophy departs, and yet those same people we may not judge to be highly ethical or to have elevated moral characters. If this assumption is correct,...
Ethics Show

Question posted on April 4, 2014; 1 response
On what grounds are the three classic laws of thought rendered 'true'? Is there a more fundamental law which enables us to see the law of identity, the law of excluded middle and the law of non-contradiction as true? If...
Logic Show




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