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Sat 27 Dec, 2014 04:16 am - I think I'm in agreement with you here - to quote Bertrand Russell, 'I should say that the universe is just there, and that is all'. (view)
Thu 11 Dec, 2014 12:20 pm - Have you read Albert Camus' 'The Myth of Sisyphus'? It's an examination the idea of the relentless pointlessness of existence, and an argument of what to do with it. I find him... (view)
Thu 11 Dec, 2014 12:15 pm - In this thought experiment, is it still possible that God could have no impact whatsoever regarding determinism? Yes, he would be responsible for starting off the whole chain of everything, but... (view)
Wed 3 Dec, 2014 03:33 am - I've never read Rorty, but I'd be interested to know in what way(s) he rejects metaphysics concerning what is as futile. Could we say then that scientists are more pragmatists in that... (view)
Tue 25 Nov, 2014 08:46 am - Not necessarily- might these relations be objective? If anything, it would be almost pointless trying to study science if there was no hope of obtaining definite answers, which (perhaps unlike... (view)
Fri 14 Nov, 2014 04:28 am - Maybe the feared/loved issue is better interpreted as 'in what way would it be better, as a ruler, in which to manipulate people into obedience?'. A ruler can do this through influencing... (view)
Fri 14 Nov, 2014 04:24 am - The issue here is almost an idealist/realist one - does time exist only in our minds/for the individual/when perceived by the individual? Or is it some objective thing, applicable to all existing... (view)
Thu 13 Nov, 2014 06:27 am - This is why people sometimes say that this is why the cosmological argument works, because if we didn't have God as the first cause, then we would have an infinite regression of causes with no... (view)
Thu 6 Nov, 2014 07:50 am - Is 'clapping requires two hands moving into each other' a tautology? Or, (as I imagine animals with paws rather than hands could also clap) would it be better to say that 'clapping... (view)
Thu 6 Nov, 2014 07:46 am - When we make statements like 'murder is bad' or 'giving to charity is good', what do we mean from a philosophical perspective when we use ethical terms in a statement? What is... (view)
 
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