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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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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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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…

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14 Nov 23, 2015
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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 (…

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164 Sep 30, 2015
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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…

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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…

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267 Mar 17, 2015
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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…

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16 Dec 17, 2014
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LAW AND DISORDER

I sent a copy of my collection of poems and essays, Could a “Heat Death” be Necessary for Life? to New Mexico physicist and writer, Dave Th…

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6 Dec 6, 2014
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What is the Destiny of Intelligence?

Intelligent self awareness baffles me sometimes.  The universe has, literally, slammed enough atoms and molecules together for long enough…

Started by Roy Plisko

82 Nov 25, 2014
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What's gained by being an atheist (not religious)

     I'm an atheist because, to quote HItchens, it is the 'only position that leaves me with no cognitive dissonance' . But, as I view myse…

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65 Oct 16, 2014
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