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  1. Proofs of God's existence - what are they? by fkoh in Philosophy of Science
    They are no longer called proofs. For example it's now the Kalam Cosmological **ARGUMENT** They are not proofs in the same sense as mathematical proofs. They don't form part of any empirical theory, making specific claims about results of observations or experiments. But what they most resemble ...
  2. The role of mathematics by fkoh in Philosophy of Science
    Arithmetic and geometry are the formalisation of the most basic intuitions we use in out interactions with the material world. Mathematics in its more advanced forms are further abstractions and generalisations of that initial formalisation. When applied to domains where our basic intuitions bre...
  3. Universal love is the way of living by Anton Andersen in Introduction to Philosophy / Factual Issues / Books
    I am wondering if we have justification to conclude that love is real in any universal sense, other than as we find it, as a bonding emotion in mammals, or more generally in organisms. For example, is the complex and subtle love experienced by intelligent humans, in some way a real expression of s...
  4. Is listening a art? by Julius in General Philosophy
    To this writer listening is not an art. It is, from what I can tell, an activity of living, and, when dealing with the human perspective, what men speak upon is always subjective because of the objectivity of personal bias of that which has been indoctrinated into their human minds of prattling in...
  5. Proving disjunctive syllogism using introduction and elimination rules. by Barton Smith-Johnson in Logic and Math Homework
    Hi I came across this proof for disjunctive syllogism using introduction and elimination rules and am confused about the the negation introduction in step 06. How does ~Q entail the contradiction in 05? Surely I could've equally assumed Q and then "blamed" that for the contradiction thus introducing...