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Question posted on December 4, 2014; no responses
What is the interpretation when Heidegger uses an example of "the unripe fruit moves towards its ripeness"? Is it meaning that humans go through life trying to feel a sense of fulfillment? ...
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Question posted on December 4, 2014; no responses
I've recently been thinking about Kant's categorical imperative: "act in such a way that the maxim of your action could become a universal law". It seems to me that the CI fails to illuminate a positive criterion for evaluating what...
Ethics, Philosophers Show

Question posted on November 20, 2014; no responses
I am familiar with Kant's concept of how human perception functions (synthesis of rationalism and empiricism). However, why can Kant assume that: a) the individual even exists b) the things that it perceives through its senses (i.e. the thing the individual...
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Question posted on November 20, 2014; no responses
is our state(uk) more like that proposed by locke or hobbes relating to civil state...
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Question posted on September 18, 2014; 1 response
How is Nietzsche's Will to Power related to his notion of Eternal Recurrence? Wikipedia suggests a connection, but does not elaborate. thanks PS: I am not a student and this is not a homework assignment. ...
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Question posted on September 18, 2014; 1 response
What does Plato mean (in The Republic) when he identifies that moderation (in the case of the city in speech) is identified with the agreement over who rules the city? Where is the moderation in that? I really don't understand...
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Question posted on July 17, 2014; 2 responses
Hello there. Some contemporary philosophers say that Aquinas' arguments for the existence of God are good arguments (eg John Haldane), whilst others think they are no good. Lots and lots of philosophers and philosophy books seem to not...
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Question posted on June 19, 2014; 1 response
I was puzzled not to find any mention of "emptiness" (as expounded upon by Nagarjuna and Chadrakirti, not the feeling one blogger has when his relationships end.) Is that not an issue that our learned philosophical crowd seriously contemplates these...
Philosophers, Philosophy Show

Question posted on May 22, 2014; 1 response
Can a person be a historian and a philosopher at the same time. I have a passion for history and a joint passion for Philosophy? Nathan V....
History, Philosophers Show

Question posted on May 8, 2014; 1 response
The philosopher, Rene Descartes, has said that it is possible to doubt all things except the existence of oneself (cogito ergo sum); that it cannot be doubted, despite how hard one endeavors. However, I am often questioning if that proposition...
Knowledge, Philosophers Show

Question posted on April 17, 2014; 1 response
I am relatively new to philosophy, as I am in an introductory philosophy class. My question is what made Francis Bacon's scientific method scientific since he was a lawyer or more into politics being he was more a political person...
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Question posted on April 4, 2014; 1 response
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...
Existence, Philosophers Show

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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