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  1. A Philosophy of Manners by ernestm in General Philosophy
    2(c). The Philosophy of Manners While this is part of a longer exploration on the nature of possible worlds created by the freedom of will, this particular topic is of such significance to all those writing here that I felt it suitable to share in general discussio, which may be found on this f...
  2. Philosophy and AI research by Mr. F in General Philosophy
    Hello everyone. It seems to me that the field of AI research requires the tackling of a lot of philosophical problems in order to achieve the goal of creating a machine as conscious and intelligent as a human, which, if I am not mistaken, is its final purpose: we want our machine to understand and ...
  3. Plantinga's Evolutionary Argument Against Naturalism by anonymous66 in General Philosophy
    Here's the argument: EAAN argues that the combination of evolutionary theory and naturalism is self-defeating on the basis of the claim that if both evolution and naturalism are true, then the probability of having reliable cognitive faculties is low. Does anyone else see this argument as basical...
  4. Does a creator have to exist? by Dark_Serenity07 in Metaphysics and Epistemology
    Today a few jehovah's witnesses came by. During the time I was talking to them they asked me, who built this house you live in? I said a man. They responded with it was "created" therefore the universe must have a creator. So my question is why must there be a creator? Can something be created from ...
  5. Is there a cure to youthful disillusion ? by above us only sky in Community / Off Topic
    Recently after talking with lots of people I know, I found a phenomenon: People who recently leave schools or colleges and enter the workforce often experience a certain kind of disillusion. The career they are in are not as nice as they previously thought, they usually hate their first formal jo...