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Question posted on June 26, 2014; 1 response
Do people have intrinsic value? For several years now I've worked with people with disabilities of all sorts and degrees of severity. It has made me question a lot of things and think about why people matter. There are so many external...
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Question posted on June 12, 2014; 3 responses
The ancient Greek philosophical schools taught comprehensive philosophies of life. For them, the whole point of doing philosophy was to determine how to live well. Why do contemporary philosophers not publish philosophies of life? Has the point...
Philosophy, Value Show

Question posted on May 22, 2014; 1 response
Is judging a person by their intelligence analogous to racism? A person can't help the genetics that determines their intellectual capacity and the belief in the superiority of intelligent people seems to arguably be a basis for social inequalities....
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Question posted on April 17, 2014; 2 responses
Is it possible for anything to matter? My teacher always tells me if I do bad in a drama scene, I shouldn't worry about it because no one will remember or care in a few weeks. Doesn't that apply to...
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Question posted on April 17, 2014; 1 response
Selfishness is considered bad in society, and my parents tell me to be as selfless as possible, but how can it be possible to be selfless? I think selfless can be traced back to our instincts. We had to work...
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Question posted on September 19, 2013; 1 response
Various experiences, considered good, bad, beautiful, ugly, etc., are believed to give life "meaning." This implies that there is some underlying purpose beyond the natural processes of growth found everywhere in nature. A tree doesn't need to "mean"...
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Question posted on August 15, 2013; 1 response
Everyday, people set out to make the world a better place. And every now and then, people actually do something that DOES make the world a better place. Sometimes it's on a large scale, sometimes it's on a...
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Question posted on August 8, 2013; 1 response
I hope this isn't too general, but here's a question I've been wondering about: What is it that one has or does that, if one has or does it, one's life was not a waste?...
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Question posted on July 25, 2013; 1 response
Why do we do anything if nothing lasts forever? Every action we make is but a blip on the finite timeline of the universe, ending with the heat death. All our actions fade into insignificance as they become the past....
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Question posted on July 18, 2013; 1 response
Most currencies in the world today are issued by governments. Does this mean that money only has value because governments assign it value? By this definition, are commodities more valuable than money since value is assigned by individuals instead of...
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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?...
Knowledge, Value Show

Question posted on July 3, 2013; 1 response
I would like to have some non-theistic response from you about the value of life. (I don't know if people asking about the "meaning of life" are asking what I want to ask, but I'll try to be specific.) One...
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Question posted on July 3, 2013; 1 response
According to value theory, does manufacturing an object (e.g. a bicycle) always result in more value than performing a service (e.g. giving a haircut) since the object can be used again and again, can be resold, and cannot be destroyed...
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Question posted on June 27, 2013; 1 response
What is value of knowledge? ...
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Question posted on May 2, 2013; 1 response
Why should we accept compliments as the truth but accept insults as lies? Self-help books, quotes on the Internet, and average people in everyday life, often try to comfort those who have been severely insulted by saything things like: "They're...
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Question posted on March 7, 2013; 1 response
In his response to an earlier question about physical beauty, Nicholas D. Smith responded: "Unfortunately, a lot of good-looking people are not very beautiful in any way other than the way they look." Though there might be some rare exceptions...
Beauty, Value Show

Question posted on January 31, 2013; 1 response
Is there any example of something which holds value, but has no actual or potential application? Is value really just a measure of usefulness, or is it a distinct quality?...
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Question posted on January 10, 2013; 2 responses
As an atheist, I am often asked the question, "What is the meaning of life for an atheist?" I am myself sometime confused whether as an atheist do have a purpose in life or I am just living and waiting...
Religion, Value Show

Question posted on December 13, 2012; 3 responses
I know that many philosophers might scoff upon being asked some variation of "What is the meaning of life or living" but isn't it about the most relevant question one can ask in relation to philosophy and its relationship with...
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Question posted on December 13, 2012; 2 responses
Nowadays, I feel as if right now, in this current world, humans are only wanting to study really hard in school, get a job, and receive money for food and personal items. I feel like there's more to life than...
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