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Question posted on February 23, 2014; 1 response
I'm completely new to philosophy so please excuse my simplistic question - is it really possible to 'know' anything (aside from apriori knowledge if this exists)? I'm not convinced that it is. PR...
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Question posted on February 13, 2014; 1 response
Although I can experience feelings of fear, pride, and shame in my dreams, I cannot experience the sensation of sharp pains in my dreams. Right now, I am pinching myself and I am experiencing pain. How does this fail to...
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Question posted on January 31, 2014; 1 response
Hello, I'm Sophie. Despite the fact that Plato's epistemology considers that Knowledge is innate, are there any arguments that can support a social aspect of knowledge? I'm reading Theaetetus but I can't find strong enough arguments to include classical theories...
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Question posted on January 31, 2014; 1 response
If knowledge is defined as justified true belief, why is it necessary to include "justified" in that definition. If I have a belief that corresponds with an objective state of affairs, why doesn't that count as knowledge regardless of justification?...
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Question posted on January 30, 2014; 2 responses
On 'Cogito Ergo Sum' If this statement means that the only thing I can know to be true is that I exist, then that means I don't know if the reasoning used to deduce this statement is logically sound. What evidence...
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Question posted on December 19, 2013; 1 response
My question concerns epistemology and "post-modernism". Why do philosophical books on epistemology fail to discuss the problem of how one knows what a text means? Postmodernism have raised various questions about the possibility of how one knows what a text...
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Question posted on November 14, 2013; 1 response
I was wondering if Nagel's argument in "what it is like to be a bat" or the Qualia "Knowledge argument" can be used to prove that certain non physical knowledge can only be attained through experience? For example, could I...
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Question posted on November 7, 2013; 1 response
Does an interested layperson have any business in evaluating or criticizing the arguments of specialists in complex academic fields? Are the intellectual efforts of laypeople (limited, perhaps, for those of working-class status to only a few hours a week) destined...
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Question posted on October 31, 2013; 2 responses
I'm sure that, for almost any position I take on a controversial political issue, there is an expert out there who has investigated it more than I have and, as a result, rejected my position -- or who *would* reject...
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Question posted on October 10, 2013; 1 response
Do you think that there are things humans cannot understand because our brains are limited? Philosopher Thomas Nagel was recently quoted as saying that there are surely truths that people cannot understand (and will never be able to understand), as...
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Question posted on September 25, 2013; 1 response
Has the Gettier Problem been given too much credit? Take the man looking out the window and sees a mechanical sheep 200 yards away and forms the proposition "There is a sheep out there"...and in reality there is a sheep...
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Question posted on August 22, 2013; 1 response
What is the difference between "knowledge" and "wisdom" from both a current and a historical context. ...
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Question posted on July 3, 2013; 1 response
Why knowledge has intrinsic value? Why dow value knowledge for its own sake?...
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Question posted on June 27, 2013; 1 response
What is value of knowledge? ...
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Question posted on June 7, 2013; 1 response
Immanuel Kant remarked that the Jews lived in a culture that encouraged selfishness and dishonesty in business dealings. More recently it is generally accepted that gypsies produce a culture that centers on cheating gullible non gypsies into spending money on...
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Question posted on March 7, 2013; 1 response
Can we know for sure that the external world exists? I was wondering about it for a while, and yesterday I thought that it must. You see, when I drink alcohol, it is an empirically experienced factor that affects my...
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Question posted on February 28, 2013; 1 response
Is knowledge based on memories? ...
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Question posted on February 14, 2013; 1 response
How do you know that you are sure that your parent are your parents?...
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Question posted on February 14, 2013; 1 response
Is there any way we can be sure that reality is as we perceive it through our senses, or that it is not an illusion that some third party imposes on us? I know that this subject was solved by...
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Question posted on January 2, 2013; 1 response
In philosophy there's supposed to be a "problem of other minds". But sometimes our own minds are problems. Is it possible for others, say my friends and family, to know me "better" than I know myself? Might I...
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