Philosophy Stack Exchange by Kiwix

Q&A for those interested in the study of the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and existence

Most popular questions

206 Was mathematics invented or discovered? 2011-06-07T20:04:17.683

168 Is 'guns don't kill people, people kill people' a good argument? 2014-04-25T13:47:51.200

116 Why don't fair coin tosses "add up"? Or... is "gambler's fallacy" really valid? 2015-12-13T19:30:29.940

112 Am I morally obligated to pursue a career in medicine? 2014-04-19T03:26:31.943

105 What logical fallacy is "If you don't like it, move!"? 2018-11-22T02:01:07.810

104 How does one know one is not dreaming? 2011-06-07T20:43:42.353

88 What would it take in a book to convince a rational person that it had been written by or directly inspired by a god? 2011-06-23T03:34:33.547

84 Could 'cogito ergo sum' possibly be false? 2011-06-07T22:00:57.767

83 Is Kurt Gödel's Incompleteness Theorem a "cheap trick"? 2011-06-08T19:18:30.400

74 Is it immoral to download music illegally? 2011-11-04T18:35:18.030

73 Can you prove anything in philosophy? 2011-06-07T22:21:23.047

67 How can an uneducated but rational person differentiate between science and religion? 2015-11-19T18:35:11.527

66 Logical fallacy: X is bad, Y is worse, thus X is not bad 2016-10-11T09:28:06.083

65 Why is faith seen as a sign of weakness, instead of an unexplored land/opportunity? 2018-03-30T11:46:54.923

63 Why is there something instead of nothing? 2011-07-20T11:09:05.410

60 Is the "omniscient-omnipotent-omnipresent" definition of God consistent? 2011-06-11T09:22:56.487

60 Does human life have innate value over that of other animals? 2019-02-14T18:57:46.367

57 In which way does quantum mechanics disprove determinism? 2011-09-02T06:06:37.700

57 What is the difference between metaphysics and ontology? 2011-10-27T15:15:52.710

57 Why does the universe obey scientific laws? 2014-06-30T16:24:40.163

57 Why is a lion not evil? 2018-04-30T19:33:13.853

56 How will learning about philosophy impact real-life? 2012-01-13T22:50:53.153

55 Why aren't creationism and natural science on the same intellectual level? 2015-02-02T13:51:55.727

53 Why do they say I am committing a fallacy when I am just insulting someone? 2018-04-04T20:32:01.457

50 Why is Ayn Rand's Objectivism philosophy dismissed by academics? 2011-11-14T20:32:44.383

50 How can one not believe in god as the root cause of the universe? 2018-04-12T04:51:47.487

49 Does Pascal's Wager contain any logical flaws or fallacies? 2011-06-07T22:30:42.107

49 What is the moral difference between abortion and infanticide? 2019-12-17T15:59:33.193

48 What are the major branches of philosophy? 2011-06-08T00:36:59.040

47 Is there an alternative to the scientific method? 2015-04-16T03:25:17.627

45 Do numbers exist independently from observers? 2011-06-17T09:33:04.390

45 Is Mathematics always correct? 2012-09-21T05:43:55.257

45 Why do I accept some inconsequential claims as "obviously true" without evidence? E.g. "Most people don't like to be hit on the head with a hammer." 2020-02-19T07:03:45.503

44 Did Russell understand Gödel's incompleteness theorems? 2012-10-12T05:25:15.530

44 What are the ethical problems with flipping a coin to decide in the trolley problem? 2018-04-25T02:26:59.567

44 Is there a term for the belief that "if it's legal, it's moral"? 2019-06-16T20:18:11.827

43 What basis do we have for certainty in current scientific theories? 2011-06-16T20:54:26.030

42 Does a negative claimant have a burden of proof? 2011-07-01T03:49:38.643

42 What is the difference between free-will and randomness and or non-determinism? 2011-08-10T18:06:58.533

42 How to get started with philosophy without getting overwhelmed quickly? 2012-01-19T18:48:07.957

41 What fallacy in Pascal's Wager allows replacing God with the devil? 2017-07-18T17:03:38.520

40 What are the ethics of having children today? 2020-01-11T09:36:52.347

39 What did David Hume mean when he said that "reason is a slave to the passions"? 2011-06-08T00:41:46.463

38 What should philosophers know about math and natural sciences? 2011-06-20T07:55:30.320

38 Does happiness motivate every action? 2011-06-22T23:50:23.290

38 What are the necessary conditions for an action to be regarded as a free choice? 2011-08-05T12:24:05.103

37 Should I respect other people's religions? 2015-11-16T05:30:41.187

37 How can one rebut the argument that atheism is inherently immoral? 2016-03-10T17:26:35.380

37 Is faith necessary for man to survive / why is existentialism valued if it is unsubstantiated? 2018-03-12T00:48:23.913

37 Why doesn't philosophy have higher standards for its arguments? 2019-07-15T05:04:41.987


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