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So Oedipus comes along, gets into a fight with a stranger (his father, unknown to him), and kills his father. Depending on the telling, either the killing was intentional, or ...

June 21, 2012
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Nicholas D. Smith

Cartesian dualism relies upon two substances, body and mind, which are totally distinguished by their properties. While the characteristic nature of body is Extendedness, the mind is known with its ...

June 21, 2012
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Miriam Solomon

how do i get out of the depression i am in???

June 7, 2012
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Oliver Leaman, Nicholas D. Smith and Gabriel Segal

Psychosis is often characterized as 'loss of contact with reality.' Three questions. (1) What is this 'reality' of which they speak? (2) Does anybody (even psychatrists) really know enough about ...

May 31, 2012
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Stephen Maitzen and Gabriel Segal

I wonder about the notion of a masochist as somebody who enjoys suffering. Is it possible, logically, to enjoy suffering? Doesn't suffering necessarily preclude enjoyment and vice-versa? Would it be ...

May 24, 2012
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Gabriel Segal

In December of 2011, I was invited to speak to the police concerning a former roommate of mine who has been accused of murder (and posted a question concerning that ...

May 10, 2012
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Oliver Leaman

Sigmund Freud told of a Jewish women who dreamt that a stranger handed her a comb. The women desired to marry a Christian man which triggered an emotional argument with ...

September 9, 2011
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Miriam Solomon and Gabriel Segal

The idea underlying many concepts of illness is that something has gone wrong with a biological system and some part of that system which has gone awry must be restored ...

December 20, 2011
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Miriam Solomon and Gabriel Segal

What would a robot have to be able to do, or what would it have to be, for us to consider it a sentient being as opposed to a non-sentient ...

January 3, 2012
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Andrew Pessin, Richard Heck and Gabriel Segal

If thoughts depend on memories and memories are unreliable then how can we trust any thought? I assume thoughts require memories because thoughts seem to require at least some time ...

January 18, 2012
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Stephen Maitzen and Gabriel Segal

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