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SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT

Everything dies. Not just me and you, but our planet..gone. Our solar system and galaxy, The Milky Way...gone. Then, the universe itself ke…

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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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SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT

Everything dies. Not just me and you, but our planet..gone. Our solar system and galaxy, The Milky Way...gone. Then, the universe itself ke…

Started by Unseen

57 Feb 6
Reply by Andrew Brown

WOULD SPINNING BE POSSIBLE IN AN ABSOLUTE VACUUM?

When we envision spinning, it is always spinning in relation to external reality. But suppose you were spinning and suddenly everything els…

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10 Jan 5
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ST AUGUSTINE ASKS: HOW THICK IS THE PRESENT?

Philosophy deals with so many difficult questions, many of them fraught with paradoxes. It's easy to think "There must be an answer. Perhap…

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17 Dec 29, 2016
Reply by Pope Beanie

God simply doesn't (can't) exist, so why not say so?

A lot of atheists claim to have no position on the existence of God and I see in this position a healthy portion of intellectual poverty if…

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81 Sep 11, 2016
Reply by Noel

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, 2016
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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…

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133 Mar 18, 2016
Reply by SteveInCO

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, 2016
Reply by TJ

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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121 Feb 9, 2016
Reply by TJ

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…

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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…

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14 Nov 23, 2015
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