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Question posted on April 4, 2014; 1 response
Many philosophers say that philosophy is neither an art nor a science yet philosophy departments are usually in Arts Faculties at universities. How do you feel about this and do you think philosophy should be its own faculty? Are there...
Philosophy Show

Question posted on April 4, 2014; 2 responses
Why is such a high value placed in reading the "Classics"? It's one thing to honor the past and honor the fact that, but for those who came before, we wouldn't be where we are today, and another thing entirely...
History, Philosophy Show

Question posted on April 4, 2014; 1 response
How important is the study of logic in philosophy, independent of any one particular philosopher or school of philosophy? Is 'logic' considered a 'neutral' subject about which 'everyone' agrees? or are there some contentious issues about what 'kind'...
Logic, Philosophy Show

Question posted on February 23, 2014; 1 response
How reliable are philosophical works written in Germany during the Nazi period in terms of genuine thought and feeling? Heidegger never admitted to hating the Jews as part of his Dasein, but is his later refusal to repudiate his Nazi...
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Question posted on February 23, 2014; 1 response
Can anyone become a philosopher at any age? If not, what are the IQ and age requirements?...
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Question posted on February 23, 2014; 1 response
Can you give me a clear example of a problem that philosphers are generally acknowledged to have solved? Thanks....
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Question posted on January 31, 2014; 1 response
Do professional philosophers have any influence on the daily life of people anywhere in the world? By daily life, I mean, even if indirectly, the general public, politicians, economists, therapists, bosses, novelists, and so on?...
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Question posted on January 31, 2014; 1 response
Do philosophers avoid figures of speech in peer reviewed philosphy journals? What about in everyday life; is there a lower standard of conduct when talking to non-philosophers?...
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Question posted on January 31, 2014; 1 response
What differentiates a philosophical movement from an ideology and are philosophers always aware of this? ...
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Question posted on January 31, 2014; 1 response
Do minute quantities of alcohol consumption enhance or degrade philosophical enlightenment?...
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Question posted on January 31, 2014; 1 response
Why don't analytic philosphers in the Anglosphere take a stronger stand against continental psychoanalysis which is divorced from medical findings?...
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Question posted on January 7, 2014; 1 response
Do philosphers think answers to questions always should mandate a philosophical response or do they think there is no such hierarchy? For example, do philosophers think they should have any more say than a politician, a political scientist or a...
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Question posted on January 7, 2014; 3 responses
How are branches ("or fashions") of philosophy created or are they created without consensus? For example, I see on Wikipedia, a philosophy a mind, a philosophy of science, a philosophy of pain, and so on. But why not a philosophy...
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Question posted on January 7, 2014; 1 response
Is there such a thing as a philosophy of food, or a philosphy of culinary arts? If not, may I create it now?...
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Question posted on January 2, 2014; 1 response
Are answers to political questions less concrete than answers to questions of epistemology? Does this mean that even if 100% of philosophers think that Israel has no right to exist, it is no more valid than if 30% of philosophers...
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Question posted on January 2, 2014; 1 response
Hi, Is there a discipline within philosophy which deals with how to acquire and hold strong opinions and yet be emotionally detached from those options. This would make it easier to represent an opinion that is being attacked while keeping a...
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Question posted on October 10, 2013; 1 response
how global integration of cultures, including Eastern metaphysical influences, affected contemporary philosophical thinking...
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Question posted on September 25, 2013; 1 response
I assume that there are philosophical questions or problems that were once hotly debated but which have since been resolved, at least to the satisfaction of most contemporary professional philosophers. I wonder if any of the panelists could provide a...
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Question posted on September 12, 2013; 1 response
If a philosophy is widely considered difficult to understand and even more difficult to put into practice, then what good is it? Is not overthinking philosophy creating problems where none exist? For example, I sometimes read that Marxism, despite all...
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Question posted on September 12, 2013; 1 response
I'm interested in the issue of whether people would have moral responsibility under determinism. So if a person in a deterministic universe would happen to commit murder, some people would say that they are morally responsible for the action, and...
Ethics, Freedom, Philosophy Show




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