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  1. Learning Argumentation by Jacob3997 in Introduction to Philosophy / Factual Issues / Books
    Hello Philosophers, I am very interested in argumentation to hone my communication abilities. Can anyone direct me to resources, or, can anyone tell me where to start? Best, Jacob3997
  2. Translation by beeonncuhh11 in Logic and Math Homework
    I. Translate the following from FOL into English. Be sure that your translations do not leave it ambiguous what the order of the quantifiers are. Also, wherever it is at all possible, be sure to make it sound like a natural English sentence, and not the stilted sort of logic speak. (E.g., usually i...
  3. Killer at the door? by AdamA77 in Ethics
    Hello, I'm new to Philosophy Forums, so I apologize if this is off a bit. I am an undergrad working on a paper about Kant and the killer at the door example. I am running it through the CI and I am aware of how Kant is about lying. But I was curious if anyone had thoughts about this: A Nazi kno...
  4. Against the notion of the world before you being a public shared space by morphine in Metaphysics and Epistemology
    It seems to me that philosophy of perception and one's ontological views are intimately entwined - you cannot have one without the other, and perhaps they aren't distinct things at all. On that basis I would like to argue that the public shared world which I 'look out at' (as if I'm looking *through...
  5. Aesthetics and Politics? by qnib in Philosophy of the Arts
    How would you link aesthetics and politics, how would you examine the (changing) political function of the artwork etc.? I would very much like to examine the relationship between these two - seemingly distant - fields. I have read some RanciƩre, but that's about it. Did anyone experiment with ae...