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Philosophy of Science Facebook group – Nature of science

Philosophy of Science Facebook group Alessandro Carvalho shared a link [ 25/May/21 ] All 6 answers are clearly wrong. Science, at its best, is an eternal enquiry into the nature of being that uses a process of refining all elements … Continue reading

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JBP Study group – purpose of life

[ 8/May/21 – Note in a JBP study group] I don’t think JBP deals much with the purpose of life as a question, he seems to me to leave our choice of purpose up to us within very broad limits. … Continue reading

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Not knowing

[Foundations of Logic – Feynmann quote – Its ok to say I don’t know!] [ 21/April/21 Its ok to say “I don’t know!” There is no shame in that! The only shame is to pretend that we know everything.] We … Continue reading

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Hobbes or Locke?

Who gives the better account of the state of nature, Hobbes or Locke? [ 12/April/21 ] To me it is a bit like asking who gives a better account of quantum mechanics, Pythagoras or Plato? Both Locke and Hobbes base … Continue reading

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Understanding internal vs external distinctions

Foundations of Logic Facebook group question about philosophical knowledge [ 19/Feb/21 Foundations of Logic Facebook group – Walter Smith asked:What is the difference between:internalistic-philosophical knowledge,externalistic-philosophical knowledge andscientific knowledge?There are no differences or there are differences (which ones?)] For me, the … Continue reading

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Moral objectivism and human nature

Can moral objectivism be reconciled with the fact that some unethical behaviors are “human nature”? [ 11/Feb/21 ] Depends what one means by both “moral objectivism” and “human nature”. To me it is clear that all morality starts with a … Continue reading

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Has the advance of science contributed to the advance of philosophy?

[ 11/1/21 Foundations of Logic – Facebook page – Walter SmithHas the advance of science contributed to the advance of philosophy?] It seems to me that one can only make that assessment on an individual by individual basis – as … Continue reading

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Existentialism of Sartre and Heidegger

Walter posted in Foundations of Logic Faceboook groupExistentialism of Sartre and Heidegger:What are the differences between Sartre’s and Heidegger’s existentialism?Sartre’s existentialism is not based on ontologyExistentialism of Heidegger is based on ontolog [ 4/1/21 ] If one is looking for … Continue reading

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Modernism

What are the key elements of modernism? [ 6/11/20 ] That depends very much on how deeply you want to look at it. For me, clearly, it is a willingness to break with tradition, to test out ideas in reality, … Continue reading

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Are solipsism and open individualism beneath the surface the same view?

Are solipsism and open individualism beneath the surface the same view? [ 28/10/20 – updated 22/12/20] That does not seem to be the case. There is a sense in which it seems probable that Descarte got one thing right, “cogito … Continue reading

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