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Question posted on November 20, 2014; no responses
I am familiar with Kant's concept of how human perception functions (synthesis of rationalism and empiricism). However, why can Kant assume that: a) the individual even exists b) the things that it perceives through its senses (i.e. the thing the individual...
Philosophers Show

Question posted on November 20, 2014; 2 responses
The question comes out of an thought experiment which goes like this: Suppose i ask you to choose a random word from English dictionary. And I tell you to find its definition. Now the definition of the word will also...
Language, Science Show

Question posted on November 20, 2014; no responses
is our state(uk) more like that proposed by locke or hobbes relating to civil state...
Justice, Philosophers Show

Question posted on November 20, 2014; 2 responses
I just watched the movie "Interstellar," in which the heroes try to begin a colony on another planet in order that the human race survive. Is there any compelling reason to do something like this? To be clear, as far...
Ethics, Value Show

Question posted on November 20, 2014; 1 response
Is there any point to attempting to better society, or is it better to live in self interest?...
Value Show

Question posted on November 20, 2014; no responses
Under what circumstances, if any at all, do non-living components of our natural environment have moral worth? For instance, could we justify conserving Yellowstone only for its geothermal features? If I discovered a remote uninhabited cave, would there be any...
Environment Show

Question posted on November 20, 2014; 1 response
As practicing philosophers, how do you react to known academics and intellectuals who are dismissive of philosophy, like Stephen Hawking and Lawrence Krauss? Are there some truths to what they are saying about the nature and value of philosophy?...
Philosophy Show

Question posted on November 20, 2014; 1 response
Recently, the NFL has become embroiled in high profile cases of domestic violence by its players (most notably, Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson). Many critics demand that the league suspend or otherwise discipline the guilty parties. But why, in general,...
Business, Ethics Show

Question posted on November 13, 2014; 1 response
Greetings. My four-year-old daughter asked why she could not "see" god. My response at the time was something like the following. God is one without a second and undifferentiated. For one to "see" something it is necessary to distinguish that...
Religion Show

Question posted on November 13, 2014; 3 responses
If we have no free will, then is the entire legal system redundant since no one can be held accountable for anything since no one has control over their own actions?...
Freedom, Law Show

Question posted on November 13, 2014; 1 response
Suppose we are to believe that the soul exists. If the body is extinguished upon death, then is any type of afterlife in which the soul survives impossible? To me, the body is the soul's material basis; the soul is...
Mind Show

Question posted on November 13, 2014; 1 response
Can anybody who thinks about philosophical qustions become a philospher? Likewise, is it necessary to have an academic background in philosophy to be considered a philospher?...
Philosophy Show

Question posted on November 13, 2014; no responses
Hi names Iris I have a question from a topic that was treated in my class. It has to do with human rights. The question was 'Should the respect for human rights apply to all situations in all times' I was...
Justice Show

Question posted on November 13, 2014; 1 response
I am in love with my brother's ex-girlfriend of 2 years. Over those 2 years, we became best friends and I developed feelings for her. My question is, now that my brother and her are no longer together, is MORALLY...
Ethics, Love Show

Question posted on November 13, 2014; no responses
Hi again my name is Iris.(again) I have another question relating to the previous question I asked on human rights. What should happen if demand for human Rights come into conflict with a peoples cultural right....
Justice Show

Question posted on October 30, 2014; 1 response
Should philosophers be able to speak as well as they write? For most people, speech is a more common form of communication in day to day life than the printed text so it bothers me whenever I watch online philosophy...
Profession Show

Question posted on October 30, 2014; 1 response
Are we really obliged to help the poor? What is the main reason for helping them without a bias in religious beliefs?...
Ethics Show

Question posted on October 30, 2014; no responses
Assuming that an important justification for democracy is that citizens should have a voice in legislation that effects or even changes the way they live together, should the introduction of societal changing technologies like the automobile or the Internet be...
Business, Ethics Show

Question posted on October 30, 2014; no responses
Godel statement question. given a consistent formal theory T which contains enough arithmetic, then there will be a true arithmetical "Gödel sentence" G which is not provable in T. If T is consistent, then it's consistency is not T_provable. con(T) => ~T_provable(con(T))...(1) BUT since an...
Logic Show

Question posted on October 30, 2014; no responses
What do you think is the most important book for courts that have to decide contractual cases? The Realist Book of Contracts, which is about how courts decide contractual cases, the Positivist Book of Contracts, which is about how courts...
Law Show




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