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Question posted on April 4, 2014; no responses
Hello, i was recently in a discussion regarding Kant's moral duties, and whether Kant would follow society's laws before following the duties derived from ethics. If a law in a society state "that it's a righteous sanction to torture another...
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Question posted on March 16, 2014; 1 response
Hi. My question regards Martin Heidegger and his work and philosophical project. To whom would you recommend reading Heidegger's texts? To whom would you recommend his philosophy? I was once told by a philosophy professor of...
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Question posted on March 16, 2014; 1 response
Did Plato and Aristotle have economic philosophies? Or were they smart enough to avoid the dismal science?...
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Question posted on March 6, 2014; 1 response
In the Monty Python football sketch, does the line, "Hegel is arguing that the reality is merely an a priori adjunct of non-naturalistic ethics" make any sense at all or is it gibberish that would only make sense to Hegel...
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Question posted on February 13, 2014; 1 response
How did the early Philosophers view of the world differ from that of Homer? Specifically, how was the philosophers’ method of trying to understand the world around them different? ...
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Question posted on January 2, 2014; 1 response
How arrogant are philosophers? Are they more or less easily to have their minds changed as compared to scientists or theologians?...
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Question posted on January 2, 2014; 2 responses
I want to say Hume was an idealist but this seems controversial. My reasoning goes like this. Hume thinks that all we can know comes from our personal experience (this is uncontroversial Hume was an empiricist). He also thinks that...
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Question posted on December 19, 2013; 3 responses
Why did Descartes pick thinking of all possible attributes to logically establish existence? Rocks exist but don't think. What exactly did he have in mind to establish? Was it really existence? Did he have any valid reason to doubt his...
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Question posted on November 7, 2013; 2 responses
I have heard Christian apologists say that the concept of the fundamental equality of human kind originates in Genesis 1:27 and that it was wholly alien to ancient Greek thought. Can anyone think of anything in ancient Greek texts that...
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Question posted on November 7, 2013; 1 response
After all that Plato said concerning the written transmission of philosophy, and his attempt to get around it using the dialogue form, why did a devoted student like Plotinus write treatises instead?...
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Question posted on October 24, 2013; 1 response
Are the concepts of 'panta rhei' (Heraclitus' river analogy) and hard determinism reconcilable, or are they mutually exclusive? One suggests a world constantly in flux and the other a world where all events are determined rigidly by prior ones. But...
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Question posted on October 10, 2013; 1 response
I have a question regarding referencing and I don't know where else to turn, the quote: " Our greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another" is all over the net attributed to James, but...
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Question posted on September 12, 2013; 1 response
Philosophers have argued that we are not or can not know that we are a substance which remains continuous throught out time. Hume, was especially famous for making that point. What about the fear we experience in the face of...
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Question posted on August 29, 2013; 1 response
I saw a quote once by Nietzsche that was something like "When we try to examine the essence of a reflection in a mirror we see only the mirror, but when examining the mirror we see only the reflection." ...
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Question posted on August 22, 2013; 1 response
What's the relationship between Greek Drama and the sorts of dialogues that Plato wrote? What are the origins of the genre of philosophical dialogue?...
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Question posted on August 15, 2013; 1 response
I am reading Neitzsch's "Human, All Too Human", in one of his aphorisms he states that logic is optimistic. Does he mean that it would be foolishly optimistic to trust logic or in its truth? Or does he mean...
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Question posted on August 15, 2013; 1 response
Where on the political spectrum are Aristotle's political views?...
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Question posted on August 1, 2013; 1 response
What are some books for a beginner to learn about Kant's critique of judgement?...
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Question posted on July 25, 2013; 1 response
Did Hume commit the genetic fallacy when he argued that one of the reasons we should not believe in miracles was because they derived from "ignorant and barbarous nations"?...
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Question posted on June 27, 2013; 1 response
Descartes's argument: ''I think, therefore, I exist'' is an ontological argument? If Descartes said that It is, if he did (?), where (book) he says it? Thank you very much....
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