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  1. What Is Man's Life Purpose by Thinking in Ethics
    Hello, I've been thinking about this for quite a while now and I would love if someone would give his opinion about it. I've been reading about warfare and it seems that "95% of societies are violent", according to Lawrence H. Keeley, an archeology professor at the University of Illinois at Chicag...
  2. Question on consciousness by Life is in me in General Philosophy
    It seems common to approach the question Why am I me? from a logical positivist point of view - I exist because of a series of events since the big bang, and had one of these events been different, I may not have been born at all. When thinking about the, I suppose almost infinite, amount of events ...
  3. Kierkegaard and Sartre on the Pre-Reflective Cogito by davidexmachina in Introduction to Philosophy / Factual Issues / Books
    So before we could make experience into an object for the psyche we experience sensation or emotion in a state of immediacy. This is what Sartre called the "Pre-Reflective Cogito" Opposed to the "Cogito" which was the ecstatic state of reflection whereby we make an experience into thought or langau...
  4. State of the Empiricist vs Rationalist Debate Today by anonymous66 in General Philosophy
    I get the sense that most philosophers today take some kind of holistic approach to the empiricist vs rationalist debate. What do you think? Are there strict rationalists or empiricists among our current philosophers?
  5. Experienc only happens in absence of existence by Bahman in Metaphysics and Epistemology
    First what is existence, how we could experience and how they are related: Lets consider a close system in a given state, S, where S resides in physical so called objective reality. We call that S exist in objective reality. S can however causes another state, S', where S'=L(S) where L is laws of...