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Question posted on July 31, 2014; no responses
I have just finished Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy, and like so many find the purely wicked Judge Holden the most fascinating character. And there are other wicked characters that fascinate. But pure goodness doesn't seem to make for that...
Ethics, Literature Show

Question posted on July 31, 2014; 2 responses
Hi, I'll just share my experiences as below and would just like to ask what principle or theory that could possibly explain the phenomenon? And what term you call it? I'm a computer programmer. Sometimes there are program logic related problems that...
Mind Show

Question posted on July 31, 2014; 1 response
I have a question about reading certain philosophers, specifically Kant in my case, as "pre-requisites" for other philosophers. I'm not particularly interested in Kant, but I've been interested in Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and Heidegger for a long time now. I've heard...
Philosophy Show

Question posted on July 31, 2014; no responses
Woods cut from trees have certain physical properties that a reductionist might claim are expressions of atomic or sub-atomic phenomena (mostly empty space, though we experience wood as hard). Since the tree is alive can reductionism account for the role...
Science Show

Question posted on July 31, 2014; 1 response
Is adultery really immoral? The act itself is mostly legal, so why can't it be mostly moral? I'm a male bachelor, so I can only argue from my point of view. Adultery is a simple biological urge that manifests itself...
Ethics, Love, Sex Show

Question posted on July 24, 2014; 1 response
Isn't evil prove that God exist ? 1. Evil exists. 2. Evil is a departure from the way things ought to be. 3. If there is a departure from the way things ought to be, then there is a way things ought to...
Religion Show

Question posted on July 24, 2014; 1 response
Religious people often claim that human rights must come from God. It seems to me that they could be wrong about their claim because of the objection posed by the Euthyphro dilemma. Am I right about this? Can we have...
Ethics, Religion Show

Question posted on July 24, 2014; no responses
Okay, so I'm currently taking a philosophy of religions course at a community college. Anyway my teacher had asked where morals come from and I responded with a social-evolutionary type of theory and his response was: Teacher: "Your faith in reason...
Knowledge, Religion Show

Question posted on July 24, 2014; 1 response
I've read that as we go faster time dilates and so time slows down. So my question is that If suppose a person in a spacecraft accelerates to the speed of light. After sometime (in his prospective) he decides to...
Time Show

Question posted on July 24, 2014; 1 response
If you allow someone to die when you are capable of saving they life, but do not kill them directly, are you a murderer?...
Death, Ethics Show

Question posted on July 24, 2014; no responses
Hello, I am a student attending a community college interested in existential philosophy and my question is, What specific universities offer the best programs for existential philsophy and where might I find work within the field? ...
Education Show

Question posted on July 17, 2014; no responses
Generally when a celebrity declares they aren't a feminist but they support women's equality feminists will take them to task for their supposed naivety. These feminists will say that being for women's equality makes one a feminist and its only...
Feminism Show

Question posted on July 17, 2014; 1 response
Hello everyone. I am a sophomore starting a philosophy club at my high school. No other high school in the district has one. To get straight to the point, I need a clever acronym for the club's name. Although this...
Education Show

Question posted on July 17, 2014; 2 responses
Hello there. Some contemporary philosophers say that Aquinas' arguments for the existence of God are good arguments (eg John Haldane), whilst others think they are no good. Lots and lots of philosophers and philosophy books seem to not...
Philosophers, Religion Show

Question posted on July 17, 2014; 1 response
Can you name an attribute such that all the paintings which have this attribute are good paintings?...
Art Show

Question posted on July 17, 2014; 1 response
Some have suggested that Iraq can never exist as a state unless people identify first as Iraqi citizens, thus providing a point of unity for a population otherwise split by ethnic and religious differences. But citizenship, it seems to me,...
Justice Show

Question posted on July 17, 2014; no responses
One of the major criticisms that many cite against increased spending on "social safety nets" in America is that individuals in other countries are much worse off than even the poorest in America. While I have always been very supportive...
Justice Show

Question posted on July 17, 2014; 1 response
I have a question about atheism and semantics, although I'm not sure I can phrase it properly, as it also includes the concept of "belief" separate from "doctrine." Here goes: atheists claim that they do not believe in "God" while...
Ethics, Religion Show

Question posted on July 17, 2014; 1 response
Can philosophy speculate as to the likelihood of their being aliens on other planets or intelligent life elsewhere? If so, what do philosophers have to say about this and what do you philosophers on this forum have to say?...
Existence Show

Question posted on July 17, 2014; no responses
A friend of mine thinks that we can define art as 'a statement of creativity'. I'm not sure I agree with him but am struggling with working out what a 'statement' is. Has any philosopher written about this question? Is...
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