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  1. Cloned Cats and Determinism by anonymous66 in General Philosophy
    Does the fact that cloned cats aren't always even the same color as the "original" cat say anything about the concept of determinism? It seems to me that it is definitive evidence that we are definitely not living in a deterministic universe.
  2. Solving propsitional proofs by purler in Logic and Philosophy of Math
    Suppose if I have the following assumptions: (B ⊃ D) (A ⊃ C) (A v B) and, I want to derive a valid conclusion out of these but the inference rules which I have read doesn't seem to apply here. What would be the procedure for it? Can truth tables help here?
  3. Why there is no free will and why it's very important by michal leah eisig in General Philosophy
    There is no free will and this is very important because for one thing, belief in free will brings belief in personal responsibility, which often leads to anger towards 'the other' and anger is the cause of violence and evil. My one axiom is that God knows everything, he knows what I'll do/"choose" ...
  4. Does a society need ignorant people? by Citrus_Lump in General Philosophy
    Forgive me if the following seems a bit inarticulate, this is the first time I've put this theory of mine into a written format. Does a society operating under a functional system need ignorant people within it to maintain the status quo? Over human history, countless civilizations have risen and f...
  5. Free will in other animals by Leonus I. in Metaphysics and Epistemology
    Hello, im new here, this is my first forum post! I was wondering what your thoughts are on the potential of free will existing in non sentient creatures such as dogs or even flies? From my perspective free will does not require rational thought, rather I think it is intrinsic to anything living tha...