Philosophy (62)

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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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What if Belief in a Higher Power is Not Belief in Anything Supernatural?

I happen to believe in a higher power but do not believe in anything supernatural. I'm sure this has a lot to do with my coming to my belie…

Started by Mike Donohoe

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Science Isn't About Truth

Science isn't what most people think it is. I actually found out that science really isn't about finding truth. I can't begin to explain in…

Started by Ari E. S.

6 3 hours ago
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What makes you you, without falling back on a "soul" argument?

 Since my falling away from Christianity, I've rejected the idea of a soul. I think the essence of who we are lies within the combination o…

Started by Roxi

20 Mar 1
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Empathy exercise

I've come up with this handy empathy exercise.  I wondered if anyone has any thoughts on it or how it could be improved.  http://yellowgrai…

Started by Simon Paynton

2 Jan 6
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Kant or Hume?

I've been reading up and brushing up on the Enlightenment thinkers just for the hell of it...and I have a question of opinion and/or contra…

Started by Belle Rose

24 Aug 25, 2013
Reply by Simon Paynton

Mathematics influence on Philosophy

I am reading Bertrand Russell's "History of Western Philosophy" and in the chapter on Pythagoras the author commented that the influence of…

Started by Ed

43 Aug 15, 2013
Reply by James Cox

A question of Justice and Equity regarding a flute

Imagine three children, Robert, Carl, and Samuel arguing about a flute. Robert made the flute, and therefore naturally says it's his. Poor…

Started by Arcus

60 Aug 12, 2013
Reply by Unseen

Is reality subjective?

I am in a long-running email battle with a Christian who is trying to argue that reality is subjective. No matter how hard I try I can't ge…

Started by Citizen Atheist

36 Jul 18, 2013
Reply by Tom Sarbeck

Is a Lawless Universe Nonsense?

Can a universe exist which has no natural/ physical/ scientific laws?N.B. In using the term 'law', I am not talking about a formalized huma…

Started by kris feenstra

24 Jul 7, 2013
Reply by H3xx

How to acknowledge good fortune?

I think I am a lucky guy. I live a good life. But if luck is a fiction, like a deity is, I am not lucky or blessed or even honored to live…

Started by Melvinotis

23 Jun 28, 2013
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