Jul
19
proposed question Philosophy: [meta] How does the continental/analytic distinction in philosophy play itself out on this Stack Exchange?
Jul
19
comment Philosophy: What philosophers have done significant work on the concept of free will?
Is it just me, or does this seem like a very general question? I like the idea of questions directed at a compendium for given topics, but IMO, a majority of philosophers, at least since the modern era, have considered this at one point or another.
Jul
18
comment Philosophy: Do you think that Dennet's non-theistic defense of free will in *Freedom Evolves* misses the point (e.g. that free will is bound to theism)
seems like a leading question to me.
Jul
16
comment Philosophy
Despite the solid comments here, the 'definition phase' has me concerned: Off-topic: meaningless (why?), populist (meaning of life?), controversial (Christian meaning of life?), or hypothetical (society w/o money? If Kant were to return...?). There seems to be a dearth of quality but off-topic questions. On-topic: on the whole decent but pretty basic and not surprisingly a bent on tech questions (reference to chaos theory, robots, and TOE are telltales). My worry is that many of these questions don't signal 'expert knowledge', and won't attract academics and their ilk.
Jul
14
proposed question Philosophy: Which texts should be included in a semester course introduction to [philosophical discipline]?
Jul
11
comment Philosophy
@Tom Morris, @Katie Banks, @Shane have the right idea. This should be a community of experts for experts. The trouble is that everyone has an opinion of what philosophy is, but to career philosophers, their knowledge is akin to someone who knows some HTML tags. Like it or not, some questions of philosophy are quite technical, and only interesting to career philosophers. Those are the questions I suggest we aim for. See Joel's perspective: joelonsoftware.com/items/2010/04/19.html
Jul
11
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Jul
11
revised Philosophy: Where in Heidegger's corpus does he discuss Kant's “Refutation of Idealism”?
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Jul
10
proposed question Philosophy: Where in Heidegger's corpus does he discuss Kant's “Refutation of Idealism”?
Jul
10
proposed question Philosophy: What currently is the best English translation of Heidegger's Being and Time?
Jul
10
comment Philosophy: Is there a act-utilitarian-consistent response to the Kantian “Transplant Waiting Room” problem?
Good formulation of a question. But isn't that Locke's problem? (cf. Essay Concerning Human Understanding, goo.gl/70Nf) Incidentally, example of a possible comment to good questions.
Jul
10
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Jul
10
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