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The Problem of Omniscience

If I were God, I'd know the entire history of the universe forever, future as well as past, I'd also know in advance every one of my own ac…

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Who Are Your Favorite Philosophers?

For me, Schopenhauer, Bentham, Hume and Singer, hands down, all because of their clear consistent views on ethics, and their rational and /…

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Neil de Grasse Tyson and "Scientism" article.....grrrrr

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2096315-a-rational-nation-ruled-by-science-would-be-a-terrible-idea/ The above article pissed me off…

Started by TJ

4 Jul 24
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A challenge to our resident compatibilist

You know, with most factual matters, rational people are satisfied with the facts and draw the conclusions those facts lead to simply becau…

Started by Unseen

133 Mar 18
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What makes an authority trustworthy?

I just watched a video of a Christian woman who swore on a bible that she was once a Muslim, and that she quit believing in Mohammad becaus…

Started by Pope Beanie

12 Mar 2
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The Problem of Omniscience

If I were God, I'd know the entire history of the universe forever, future as well as past, I'd also know in advance every one of my own ac…

Started by Unseen

121 Feb 9
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Is there a logical basis for logic?

I recently heard this compelling argument for the existence of god and want to know what you all think about it. The argument goes like thi…

Started by Jeff Ulinski

82 Dec 11, 2015
Reply by Davis Goodman

Does Each person possess an inviolability founded on justice...

...that even the welfare of society as a whole cannot override? (John Rawls' most famous quote.) If not why not? If so, what would it mean…

Started by Unseen

14 Nov 23, 2015
Reply by Simon Paynton

The impossibility of AI

When I was in college, I had a lot of computer science and psychology majors as friends and they all seemed starry-eyedly fascinated with (…

Started by Unseen

164 Sep 30, 2015
Reply by Gary Clouse

Property is theft. If it isn't, how?

One of the war cries of the anarchist Jean-Pierre Proudhon is his famous dictum "Property is theft!" In a nutshell and very simplified it g…

Started by Unseen

38 May 1, 2015
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An atheist has to be a moral/ethical relativist

When it comes to value theory (ethics and aesthetics) one has a binary choice. Either such value judgments as "This is good/bad" or "That i…

Started by Unseen

267 Mar 17, 2015
Reply by Noel

Knowledge, Belief, Certainty, and Mistakes

What is knowledge? What is a belief? What does it mean t be certain or to make a mistake? These are more complicated matters than most peop…

Started by Unseen

16 Dec 17, 2014
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