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  1. Non-smooth transition from cardinality |R| to cardinality 1 by Tipon in Logic and Philosophy of Math
    [0,1] is a closed interval, where according to real-analysis the number of R members in it is cardinality |R|. Let x be any arbitrary R member between [0,1], such that 0 < x < 1, where according to real-analysis the number of R members in [x,1] is cardinality |R|. So no matter how som...
  2. Individuals responsibility to think by thoughtsinthedark in Social Sciences
    I'm new here and this is my first post. I wish to ask questions and share some thoughts. If there is any mistakes in grammar, please excuse my rusty English. Can an individual be held responsible to think? Society expects its its members to be in some way useful, contributing to its existence and e...
  3. Decidability, Soundness, Completeness and Modus Ponens by MarchHare in Logic and Philosophy of Math
    This is a question about metalogic: would it be possible to have a logical system that (a) has a set of valid theorems for which any theorem's membership of that set can be checked, (b) only allows for valid inferences, (c) is complete regarding validity, and (d) does NOT have modus ponens as an inf...
  4. leaving the Roman Catholic Church by nano in Philosophy of Religion
    I am interested in hearing experiences of people who have left the Roman Catholic Church. There are large number of "lapsed Catholics" (the USA and Brazil rate among the highest), but the Church still counts them as among the faithful. The only way in which you might think a Roman Catholic ceases to...
  5. Religious credence is not factual belief by SophistiCat in Philosophy of Religion
    A new paper on the psychology of religious beliefs by philosopher Neil Van Leeuwen seeks to distinguish factual beliefs and religious beliefs, or "credence," which can coexist in one individual seemingly without much conflict, despite their apparent contradictions. The paper draws upon research in p...