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If I "zoom out" for a moment, then any deliberations I'm making (well, really any thoughts at all that I'm having) seem like part of a process to which I ...

December 6, 2012
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Stephen Maitzen

Throughout life, we all have fantasies, from childhood fantasies of being rock star/doctors/astronauts, to "adult" fantasies of wealth, fame and power. These "adult fantasies", including, but not limited to, images ...

December 6, 2012
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Charles Taliaferro

I am writing a book dealing with Alzheimer’s disease for young people. The protagonist, a boy in the 8th grade, is grappling with his grandmother’s progressing AD. I would be ...

November 17, 2012
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Amy Kind

What is imagination? How an explanation of the imagination? Is it true that a person's imagination comes from experience and knowledge of one's own. Is it possible to imagine beyond ...

October 18, 2012
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Charles Taliaferro

is Jungs' theory of synchronicity simply nonsense? I can make neither head nor tail of it. It is often quoted by 'new agers' as sign that we are all in ...

August 9, 2012
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Allen Stairs

I just heard that, in the case of Hilary Putnam's "Twin Earth" experiment, Tyler Burge argued that Oscar and Twin Oscar had different concepts in mind when talking about "water". ...

July 19, 2012
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Andrew Pessin

Suppose a computer is trying to execute some code or another, but hasn't done so yet (for example, it is waiting for a given signal, or for a certain period ...

July 26, 2012
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Louise Antony

At what point does an action change from something you do sometimes to a habit? At what point does a habit become an addiction? Do those same points exist in ...

July 12, 2012
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Charles Taliaferro

How persuasive or otherwise do you find the dualist position on the mind-body relationship and, in your opinion, do you think it's possible for us to have an immortal 'soul'/mind?

July 12, 2012
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Andrew Pessin

Who are some modern philosophers that argue for either dualism or the idea that mind is a nonphysical substance?

July 12, 2012
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Eddy Nahmias and William Rapaport

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