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Are the intentions of a speaker or writer relevant to determining the meaning of what they say or write? It seems common to suppose so. For example, people will often ...

September 19, 2013
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Douglas Burnham

What, if anything, can it possibly mean to deny the existence of the soul--the one and only thing that we have direct experience of? I can see why someone might ...

September 19, 2013
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Stephen Maitzen

I'm currently reading Simon Blackburn's "Think", in which he claims to use metaphysics to all but explain away the idea of Cartesian dualism. He claims that if it were true ...

August 1, 2013
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Charles Taliaferro

Does what I think affect what I do or does what I do affect what I think?

August 29, 2013
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Allen Stairs

What characteristics essentially define an immaterial soul? I've heard philosophers define a soul as being an immaterial substance which possesses a range of mental capacities or dispositions, but they never ...

August 22, 2013
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Allen Stairs

Although societal pressures do play a role, does atheism manifest itself mostly due to an inborn lack of religious "sense" rather than hearing the logical arguments against God or a ...

August 8, 2013
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Stephen Maitzen

I have been reading a recently published book about the existence of all things (e.g. addressing the question, "Why is there something rather than nothing?"), and am struck by an ...

June 13, 2013
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Stephen Maitzen

Does our mind alter our perception of taste from the way things look and/or previous experiences?

June 20, 2013
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Allen Stairs

Let's say when we measure the brainwaves of someone who is actually deluded and the brainwaves of someone who is fervently religious, they match up to an extraordinary degree. Are ...

June 7, 2013
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Charles Taliaferro

It is known that our thoughts are energy and originate from the mind. Our mind and thoughts are seperate from our brains and our physical body. So my question is ...

May 15, 2013
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Allen Stairs

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