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Question posted on January 23, 2015; no responses
People from the distant past are forgiven for believing that the earth is flat or that the sun orbits around it, because they lived in an era when science was less advanced; and it would have been pretty difficult for...
Ethics Show

Question posted on January 23, 2015; no responses
Should I be expected to pay back to my parents all the support they have given me for 2 decades?...
Children Show

Question posted on January 23, 2015; no responses
Do most philosophers take the Paul and Patricia Churchland's eliminative materialism seriously? I'm concerned about the current state of philosophy of mind in that it seems that at least some people take seriously the suggestion that e.g. beliefs don't exist...
Mind Show

Question posted on January 23, 2015; 2 responses
Is it fair to label childhood religious indoctrination as abuse ? at the moment in any given society it's seen as the norm , I often wonder will future generations look back in astonishment at this practice ....
Children, Ethics, Religion Show

Question posted on January 23, 2015; no responses
Is "doing" philosophy a series of back and forth arguments? If so, then just who is the jury that decides? If a group of experienced analytic professors debates one Ayn Rand follower with no academic training, and repeated population samples...
Philosophy Show

Question posted on January 23, 2015; no responses
I will be taking my first philosophy class soon although my major is not philosophy. I already know the basics of philosophy and the philosophical positions of my professor so I can anticipate what kind of essays I will be...
Education Show

Question posted on January 23, 2015; no responses
Is there really such a thing to do naturally? For example is there really a specific way to play a sport or do an activity? Or is the term "naturally" or "specific" something that we had just created to keep...
Action Show

Question posted on January 23, 2015; no responses
Would Plato have supported fascism in its twentieth century incarnations? Isn't his fascism implied in his strong support of the idea of the nation state and the rule of philosopher kings?...
Philosophers Show

Question posted on January 23, 2015; no responses
when is it too young to become a parent?...
Children Show

Question posted on January 23, 2015; no responses
If a store provides a customer with poor service, is it moral for that customer to steal something and leave? Businesses cannot exist with customers, not the other way around, so if most customers are not satisfied, then the business...
Business Show

Question posted on January 23, 2015; no responses
Have you ever changed your mind about a major philosophical problem or theory and did you feel that it was a waste of time defending your previous position?...
Philosophy Show

Question posted on January 23, 2015; no responses
Is a life sentence more cruel than the death penalty?...
Punishment Show

Question posted on January 23, 2015; no responses
After watching the movie Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, a question came to mind: how much intelligence or sentience does it require for an animal to gain equal rights to humans? Let us say that one day Dolphins...
Animals, Ethics Show

Question posted on January 23, 2015; no responses
If a customer walks into a store and pulls a toy gun on the owner as a prank resulting in the owner thinking it is a real gun and suffering a fatal heart attack, then is the customer morally responsible...
Ethics Show

Question posted on January 23, 2015; no responses
What is the difference between determinism and the principle of sufficient reason? Thanks, Mark...
Freedom Show

Question posted on January 23, 2015; no responses
Isn't it the case that the so-called "explanatory gap" between brain physiology and "Consciousness" is an epistemological question relating to evolution being unilinear, at least so inclusively as regards a cosmological event less than 10,000 years ago which seemed to...
Mind Show

Question posted on January 23, 2015; no responses
Are feminists (who subscribe to the view) right to claim that all men are necessarily sexist? Perhaps it makes sense to limit the scope of the claim to a particular country, say within the UK. Presumably the sexism of men...
Feminism Show

Question posted on December 30, 2014; 3 responses
If a State A attacks another State B's military apparatus knowing full well that there will be civilian collateral damage, then why is it that even if State B retaliates by intentionally targeting civilians, it's terrorism?...
War Show

Question posted on December 30, 2014; 1 response
Can studying philosophy make one's life worse? I've been reading philosophy in my spare time for the last four years and it has not improved any facet of my life other than make me more critical of everything and most...
Philosophy Show

Question posted on December 30, 2014; 1 response
I just can't get my head around what Kant means by "transcendental" in the term "transcendental idealism". Can you help? Also, Kant CAN"T be serious suggesting that we create space and time! If I create it, how did YOU get in...
Philosophers Show




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