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Question posted on September 30, 2014; no responses
What's the point of philosophers analyzing the "true meaning" of texts of other living philosophers? Why not just ask them directly what they really mean when it comes to ambiguous passages, chapters, or books?...
Philosophy Show

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Philosophically (of economics) speaking, what should the minimum wage be in Canada and the US?...
Business, Ethics Show

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I believe that God is the greatest conceivable being, and I also came to believe again, having been a former agnostic, that He really exists. My question is regarding the responses of some atheists to some traditional arguments for God's...
Religion Show

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Why do some atheists so insistent, especially the militant ones, on promoting their own atheism when it's clear that no one can conclusively prove that God does not exist? As a former atheist, I now found that God gives my...
Religion Show

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I just finished watching SalÚ, or the 120 Days of Sodom, and it was easily amongst the top five of the most beautiful films I've ever seen. I use the word "beautiful" because any other superlatives like "great" doesn't seem...
Beauty, Ethics Show

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Can studying philosophy help one to become more creative? What percent of the first year undergrads you've taught have had original thoughts in their heads at any time?...
Education, Philosophy Show

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Are moral theories subject to the principle of falsifiability? thanks Luca from Italy...
Ethics Show

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I've recently been struggling with the idea of Fatalism, Determinism, Compatibilism, Libertarianism, etc., and from what I've been reading, the general consensus is compatibilism among most philosophers. If this is the case, then what sense is there in being proud of...
Freedom Show

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Is it possible to have a completely original thought? If not then does that make plagiarism a very good thing? The Koreans and the Japanese have been copying not only science and technology but philosophy and culture from the Chinese...
Ethics Show

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Some time ago I came to know about two horrible stories that happened in my city, one leading to the death of a young child, the other about a 12-year old raped by a 16-year old. Of course, events like...
Ethics Show

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The Philippines has recently experiences the most devastating storm, Yolanda, in its history. The most affected areas of the country were wiped out and almost all sources of food and water became scarce. Looting became common in those areas. I...
Ethics Show

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I am recently disturbed by the claim of George Carlin's about race. He said that we should not be proud of our race or nationality because we did not choose them. It's like being proud of our sex, when we...
Ethics Show

Question posted on September 30, 2014; no responses
In my country (Philippines) we have strict laws regarding wearing helmets. Even back-riders need to wear helmets; otherwise, there would be a fine fr violators. But I disagree with paternalism, and I believe that libertarianism is the correct view....
Justice Show

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two questions: 1) what is the philosophy point of view about people and their morality who consider themself being very high moral and go to africa to help feeding the hungry but won't consider going to shelters in their own country...
Ethics Show

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As technology develops, do you think it will ever make sense to say that a computer "knows" things?...
Knowledge Show

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It is commonly believed that what falls under the domain of science is what is "objective". I put "objective" in quotation marks for the following reasons: everything we perceive is not immune to our circumstances, for example, the school we...
Science Show

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How valid is Occams razor? Is it epistomolgically sound in the sense that it describes a rule that good judgments would be formed?...
Knowledge Show

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Is it equally, less, or more immoral for a husband/boyfriend to cheat on his wife/girlfriend than vice versa? Is ethics solely an exercise in logic or is there room for socio-psycho-evolutionary factors?...
Ethics, Sex Show

Question posted on September 30, 2014; no responses
Medical patients have a right to refuse treatment in most countries, but should that right be extended to patients with mental illnesses who cannot decide what is good for themselves (according to "our" point of view)? Mental illness by...
Medicine Show

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How do we know whether a question is a moral question or not? I think most people would argue that whether to tie one's left shoe or right shoe first in the morning is not a moral question. But when...
Ethics Show




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