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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 ...

May 22, 2014
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Charles Taliaferro

The universe appears to behave in logical ways. All of the individual physical components of the universe, as far as we can tell, are likely governed by logically consistent laws ...

February 23, 2014
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Stephen Maitzen

Is it wrong to fantasize about sex with children? If a pedophile never acts on their fantasies are they still guilty of having evil thoughts, assuming that their abstinence comes ...

January 31, 2014
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Richard Heck and Nicholas D. Smith

How can we be sure that dreaming is a real phenomenon? It seems like there is no scientifically objective way to know that a person is dreaming; the most we ...

January 31, 2014
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Eddy Nahmias

Why do so many scholars and intellectuals think that language is necessary for thought?

November 28, 2013
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Oliver Leaman and Jonathan Westphal

is the existing reality of a thought dependent upon our mind or upon on our external world?

November 21, 2013
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Charles Taliaferro

Do you think that there are things humans cannot understand because our brains are limited? Philosopher Thomas Nagel was recently quoted as saying that there are surely truths that people ...

October 10, 2013
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Stephen Maitzen

Do philosophers consider psychology to be a science? If not, do they think philosophy should inform personal life values or psychiatric treatment?

September 25, 2013
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Charles Taliaferro

Does intelligence imply obligation? That is, if you can understand a situation better than other people, or have a generally higher aptitude for solving problems, are you obligated to use ...

September 19, 2013
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Charles Taliaferro

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

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