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Question posted on August 21, 2014; 1 response
Have Zeno's paradoxes of motion actually been satisfactorily solved? Physicists and mathematicians I've read on the matter seem to regard them as no longer important, but never explain convincingly (for my money) why they're not still important. Have philosophers said...
Logic, Space, Time Show

Question posted on August 21, 2014; 1 response
Someone deliberately advances a fallacious argument in an attempt to advance a cause she considers just. For example, she may treat contraries as if they are contradictories and thus commit a fallacy of false alternatives. Are there any living philosophers...
Logic Show

Question posted on August 21, 2014; no responses
Dear sir/madam I would really appreciate it if you could help me please with finding the name of some books about early concept of the relation of art and morality. what I mean is after Plato and Aristotle to the time...
Art, Ethics Show

Question posted on August 21, 2014; 1 response
Is it possible for someone to produce knowledge simply based on reason alone, without any emotion?...
Emotion, Knowledge Show

Question posted on August 21, 2014; 1 response
Are positive numbers in some way more basic than negative numbers? ...
Mathematics Show

Question posted on August 21, 2014; no responses
Is there a role of mathematics in the development of human consciousness?...
Consciousness, Mathematics Show

Question posted on August 21, 2014; 1 response
What is the difference between a conclusion that is "necessarily true, but not false" vs. "necessarily false, but not true"? They seem the same to me or is the answer based on probability? In the same light,...
Logic Show

Question posted on August 21, 2014; 1 response
I want ask about our trust to others, how we can thoroughly trust to others? How we know that we trust to right people? Why we must trust to others and what impact if we hard to give a trust...
Knowledge Show

Question posted on August 21, 2014; no responses
Greetings, I have a question regarding logic and mathematics. I am studying Alfred Tarski's 'Introduction to logic' (in the polish edition, found here: tarski.calculemus.org; an English version is this one: http://goo.gl/JZ03BQ). In the 4th chapter, 'On the Theory of Classes' it...
Logic Show

Question posted on August 21, 2014; no responses
I am not a philosopher but I do enjoy consuming the writings and talks of philosophers. I quite enjoy some of the lectures given by Slavoj Zizek but I am not really well informed enough, or perhaps even intelligent enough, to...
Philosophers Show

Question posted on August 20, 2014; 1 response
During a discussion in the pub the other day my friend suggested that morality -- and the associated concepts of right and wrong, good and bad -- doesn't objectively exist, and that the universe is therefore essentially indifferent and meaningless....
Ethics Show

Question posted on August 7, 2014; 1 response
Is mathematics independent of human consciousness? ...
Mathematics, Mind Show

Question posted on August 7, 2014; 2 responses
Is murder illegal because its wrong? Or is murder wrong because its illegal? ...
Ethics, Law Show

Question posted on August 7, 2014; 3 responses
If there is no god, why do people behave in a moral and ethical manner? One answer might be long-term self-interest: if you never tell a lie, for example, you will develop a favorable reputation among other people which will...
Religion Show

Question posted on August 7, 2014; 1 response
Can we assume that our pet dogs feel love towards us? ...
Animals, Love Show

Question posted on July 31, 2014; 1 response
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; 1 response
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; 2 responses
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




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