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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

why do we associate different colors with different things? for example, blue is consistently associated with either feeling 'down' or 'relaxed'. black, while considered fashionable is generally considered a morose ...

July 5, 2012
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Oliver Leaman and Peter S. Fosl

How should we distinguish between personal memories of our past (what psychologists call episodic memory) and the imagination? Aren't the mental states at the heart of both phenomena fundamentally the ...

July 5, 2012
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Oliver Leaman and Peter S. Fosl

Do you need an earlier perception to have a memory of something?

July 5, 2012
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Charles Taliaferro

In terms of dreams, do humans have any insight as to what causes them? For example, if someone were to have a reoccurring dream, is there any humanly possible way ...

June 14, 2012
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Allen Stairs

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