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  1. Introduction to Heidegger by a_learned_cat in Introduction to Philosophy / Factual Issues / Books
    I am a student of German philosophy, mostly German idealism and Frankfurt School critical theory. Heidegger's work interests me but I am not sure where to begin. Should I read Being and Time first, or should I being with some of the shorter essays? A professor of mine recommended the technology essa...
  2. Can we change the Course of History? by BitterCrank in Social Sciences
    The departure of Scotland from the United Kingdom will change the course of history. The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln changed the course of history. The failure of the potato crop in Ireland changed the course of history. Julius Caesar changed the course of history. The most recent ice age ch...
  3. Does punk identity entail social obligation? by skillz in Social Sciences
    Do you have a punk identity? Does your membership with the punk identity entail any social obligations to fellow members or non-members? What might these obligations be? I ask as someone who self-identifies with the punk identity.
  4. LPL 7.17 contradiction? by robicarus in Logic and Math Homework
    I am working on LPL2e 7.17, and it appears to be impossible. I assume I am missing something. The sentences are as follows: 1. Between(a, c, d) ↔ Between(b, c, e) 2. e ≠ f → (Adjoins(b, c) ∧ Adjoins(e, b) ∧ Adjoins(b, f)) 3. SameCol(e, f) → Smaller(e, e) 4. ¬((SameRow(e, b) ∧ ...
  5. Does a tree exist? by Don Larsen in Metaphysics and Epistemology
    That which appears and then disappears does not exist. So, trees don't exist. It would then follow that any 'thing' named or conceptualized does not exist for all nameable comes and goes. Humans come and go but I claim existence. So, what am I? And It can't be a 'what if whats come and go.