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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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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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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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33 Apr 25
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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
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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…

Started by Mike Donohoe

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
Reply by Cato (Kaito) Rigas

Seven Proofs for the Natural Immortality of the Human Soul

This was circulating among some christian friends on facebook...and I found it quite disturbing.  Wanted to share.   I was disturbed mostly…

Started by Lisa Lark

94 Jul 6, 2014
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What did Jesus get right? And what was wrong?

On another thread, it was pointed out that we can recognize the wisdom and intelligence of certain persons in history -- Plato, Newton, Ein…

Started by Physeter

88 Jul 3, 2014
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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

107 Jun 9, 2014
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