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    The Forms is much like the abstract ideal of...

    The Forms is much like the abstract ideal of something.

    The Forms first comes from Plato's work. His thoughts were that when we die there is a realm of Forms. The Forms are the complete idea of...
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    Yes, but not in a functionally useful manner. ...

    Could this also hold true for deities? Some people seem fixated on their existence or lack thereof.

    Yes, but not in a functionally useful manner.

    So if one were to adhere to the idea of...
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    Metaphysics, not metaethics. There's nothing...

    I've not heard the term "subsistence" used in this way before. Could you describe how it differs from "existence," particularly in the context of your mention of "physical aspects." This particular...
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    I'm reviving this as I am quite bored and need to...

    I'm reviving this as I am quite bored and need to get ready for teaching again and get in the mood.


    So, back when I took gen ed Ethics, I ended up taking a few different ideas and kinda formed...
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    Um...well I know people that discuss it....

    Could you recommend any books on the dualist paradigm of philosophy (and offer your thoughts on the matter)
    Um...well I know people that discuss it. Descartes, Berkeley...Suma Theologica I think...
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    The thing with humanities degrees is you see...

    What kinda jobs are out there for your field of expertise that people may not know about?
    The thing with humanities degrees is you see people ending up in jobs that most people don't expect. Rather...
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    not really. The more I learn the dumber I feel.

    Do you ever feel enlightened by your own intelligence?
    not really. The more I learn the dumber I feel.
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    sorry, the way your phrased your comment is...

    I was being reasonable, there's no need to be rude.

    sorry, the way your phrased your comment is pretty much the go to for completely disregarding philosophy and discussion for the sake of...
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    Did you actually want to have an epistemology...

    Aren't science and philosophy simply man's hubris at believing he is capable of knowing anything? We're all just molecules vibrating at different speeds. Our thoughts are just electrical impulses,...
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    I'm ethics. Career wise, I don't know in...

    So for a career, what is available for a logician? I know you're metaphysics, but I'm curious. Logic was my favorite philosophy class.
    I'm ethics.
    Career wise, I don't know in particular. Gamble...
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    Well to be honest it was a desperate move on...

    I have to say, I always found Rene Descartes meditations of first philosophy a rather interesting bit of reading. It's funny from a historical perspective to see how he was kinda courting the...
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    Sisyphus must be imagined as happy because he is...

    On your suggestion I recently picked up and read through The Myth of Sisyphus. I enjoyed the section about the Actor because I saw a lot of correlation between his rationale there and my reasons...
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    how do you want to define good and evil? I...

    I have a fairly similar view on religion and science, with only an exception or two. My question however, how would you define something as evil or good? Sure there are some things most of us can...
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    My favorite subject is actually experimental...

    Apologies if someone has already asked this, but what is your favorite subjects regarding philosophy?

    I'm training to be a physical therapist and I'm interested in taking a medical philosophy...
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    I am quite well. 1) nyeh...function mostly....

    Hi Fay. How are you? Two questions not counting that last one:

    1) What's the difference between a person and, say, a chair?
    2) Same question, but what if that chair is made of people?
    I am...
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    I think you're wrong :V No, in a more academic...

    It is my belief that there is no universal moral standard. I have brought this up several times with philosophy students and they have all claimed I was wrong.

    What is your opinion on this?

    I...
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    Cause she isn't. At best, at the very best she...

    If someone like Ayn Rand is a philosopher, why the fuck should any sane, rational, productive person waste their precious (and dwindling) time on this earth taking seriously anything said by anyone...
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    I'm willing to grant that all action in the...

    I'm willing to grant that all action in the universe is not entirely determined and that at a subatomic level action is indeterminable. However I think in regards to the concept of freewill, saying...
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    I am not much of a physicist. I am approaching it...

    Determinism... it's... interesting you speak favorably of that. In the past year, I actually let go of that worldview in light of quantum mechanics. Perhaps I should spend more time investigating...
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    It's...interesting. There's parts I disagree with...

    What do you think of Plato's political system?
    It's...interesting. There's parts I disagree with and don't think would really work like setting up people for certain jobs, but that's in the context...
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    In terms of ethics, not really. I was before a...

    How has your worldview changed as a result of your studies? Are there any particular morals or ideas that you have revised as a result?

    In terms of ethics, not really. I was before a strong...
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    very glad to help. But yeah, basically I guess...

    That sounds a lot more comprehensible than the garbled gobbledigook in my textbook.
    You are a fantastic person for explaining this, thank you! <3
    very glad to help. But yeah, basically I guess the...
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    So it's been a while. For Rawls I recall the...

    Let me put my translating brain-cap on for a second.
    So there's the philosophers Rawls and Habermas who have both contemplated the function of religion in public debate and they have both (in broad...
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    Extremely well actually. Or at least extremely...

    How would you say your education in philosophy has prepared you to operate as a part of modern working society?
    Extremely well actually. Or at least extremely well prepared for work within a desired...
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    Ask me about Philosophy

    I'm getting my Master's in philosophy, my field is applied ethics (neuroethics yay), but I'm happy to discuss pretty much any field of philosophy. I figured we could have some intelligent discussion....
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