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  1. The Ship of Theseus by Exit in Metaphysics and Epistemology
    One day Theus' parents gave him a hugh set of wood building blocks.* He referred to this gift as "Blockie". One day while arranging Blockie into different shapes, he made a boat which he could actually float in. He got bored floating in the boat so he rearranged the blocks into a small house bac...
  2. Friend didn't invite me to ladies night by jashley in Community / Off Topic
    I am so upset, this girl from my church who I thought was my friend had a ladies night get together and posted pictures on FB, and when I asked what it was for and if it was dress shopping she said "No. We were hanging out. And you dont need to be at every social thing I do, ok? Im sorry, but no." W...
  3. Are sexbots good for society? by PhilX in Social Sciences
    Are they whores? Sex therapy? Would they reduce rape and pedophilia and diseases resulting from sex? Do they have a proper role in society? What role can they play or do you think they should play? Here's an article that relates: theconversat...story-58112 PhilX
  4. Why can't I doubt everything? by ABeginner in Metaphysics and Epistemology
    I recently got very interested in skepticism. Skepticism itself questions all the basic knowledge we have, and seems a metaphysically unassaiable position (but not really, in fact. Reasoning one way out of skepticism: philpapers.o.../RINROW.pdf) What I want to ask is...even if I am able to question...
  5. Help with Formal Proof! by sadiadia in Logic and Math Homework
    ~A, (A v B) ≡ C, ~B /∴ ~(C • D) I'd appreciate any guidance in how to create a formal proof to demonstrate that the above argument is valid. Thank you, in advance! 1. ~A 2. (A v B) ≡ C 3. ~B...........................∴ ~(C • D) -->4. |5. |6. |7. _____________ ~(C • D)