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Question posted on April 4, 2014; 1 response
If there are 201 nations worldwide how can we all be proud of our nations. What is the point in having pride in your nation? Is it because it feels good?...
Emotion Show

Question posted on April 25, 2013; 1 response
Is it possible to prove that emotions exist through the use of brain scans (which varies widely among different people in terms of neuron activity)? To clarify, all a brain scan seems to do is prove that neuron activity exists...
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Question posted on February 21, 2013; 1 response
If i define philosopher as lover of wisdom, how can i be sure that its a rational,critical and systematic investigation of the truths and principles of being, knowledge, or conduct(one of nowadays favoured definitions of philosophy, it seems to me)that...
Emotion, Philosophy, Rationality Show

Question posted on February 21, 2013; 1 response
Hello, I am currently studying philosophy and ethics at my school. We are doing an assignment at the moment on human nature and three element of human nature and how they link in with society itself and help to form and...
Emotion, Justice Show

Question posted on February 21, 2013; 1 response
Do you think jealousy is morally wrong or is it a natural thing to be jealous?...
Emotion, Ethics Show

Question posted on January 2, 2013; 2 responses
In my cross-cultural psychology class, we learned about the emotion "schadenfreude": to take pleasure in someone else's misfortune. If feeling this emotion goes against an individual's beliefs about themselves, i.e., that they are a good person, then isn't it...
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Question posted on January 2, 2013; 1 response
Is there such thing as a "selfish need"? Often in different contexts sexual desires are referred to as "selfish needs". The word "selfish" implies a desire that is excessive and self-indulgent or opposed to the interest of others but the...
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Question posted on December 6, 2012; 1 response
I've been thinking about the concept of revenge lately, and I was wondering what purpose it served. For example, if someone were to hurt or kill one of my loved ones, I would feel the need to seek revenge,...
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Question posted on November 25, 2012; 1 response
What part does emotion play in the acquisition of knowledge? Does the role of emotion vary across the different areas of knowledge (Natural Science, Human Science, History, The arts, Ethics and Maths) ? Thanks a lot for responses...
Emotion, Knowledge Show

Question posted on July 19, 2012; 2 responses
What is it about certain situations that makes anger, hate or rage morally justified (beyond merely being excusable)?...
Emotion, Ethics Show

Question posted on July 12, 2012; 1 response
I cannot remember the last time I was unhappy, annoyed or felt jealous. I have read, on some of the answers, references to emotional pain being inevitable. I do not agree. I think it is very possible, but difficult, for...
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Question posted on March 22, 2012; 1 response
Has anyone written about platonism with regard to emotions? I know that philosophers have written about platonism with respect to beauty and love, and while those are not proper emotions (at least, beauty is not an emotion), experiences of...
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Question posted on March 9, 2012; 2 responses
In scenarios where the metaphorical glass is either half-full or half-empty, so to speak, are there any compelling rational reasons to come down on one side or the other? Or is a person's optimism or pessimism just a character...
Emotion, Rationality Show

Question posted on January 3, 2012; 1 response
Is an emotional reaction to a fact/situation a logical conclusion that follows from observed premises? Is it logical, for instance, to mourn the death of a loved one, or is mourning a phenomenon independent of logical analysis of a...
Emotion, Logic Show

Question posted on December 20, 2011; 1 response
I was combing through the recent questions and, although it has not yet been answered, noticed one about a person and his ex-philosophy-inclined-friend. This question in term led me to wonder about a more general question: the role of feelings...
Emotion, Philosophy Show

Question posted on September 15, 2011; 1 response
if you have an unethical position or emotion towards a person or issue, but never act on it, is it still unethical?...
Emotion, Ethics Show

Question posted on September 7, 2011; 1 response
Is it possible to rise above jealousy, what are the questions i need to ask myself to rise above it?...
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Question posted on July 5, 2011; 1 response
Actions can obviously be unethical, but what about emotions, or opinions? If you have an opinion or an emotion but do not act on them in an unethical way, can they still be unethical? Is hate, for example,...
Emotion, Ethics Show

Question posted on June 16, 2011; 1 response
Sometimes, when person A claims to love person B, some might say "No, person A, you don't really love person B." Often, they will back up this claim by pointing to aspects of person A's behavior as "proof" -...
Emotion, Knowledge, Love Show

Question posted on May 4, 2011; 1 response
It seems we like to tell one another that it is important to feel negative emotions, like sadness or confusion or grief, because it is an important part of being human. Is this really the case, or could we...
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