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  1. How I see reality by nac in Metaphysics and Epistemology
    There is a set of all possible objects. These "objects" do not include properties in order to avoid paradox. Instead, properties are represented as sets encircling those objects that exhibit the corresponding properties. All these properties intersect all the other properties in every possible way. ...
  2. Art is the Expression of Consciousness by Merrick in Philosophy of the Arts
    There are many studies to back up the pure logical reasoning of many human behaviors. These all "make sense" because they fit our evolutionary needs as a primitive species. Examples would be lusting/sex, wanting more money, status, etc... What would be the reason for our desire to create art, whe...
  3. Purpose of Law and Progress versus Majority Consensus by GPevolved in Philosophy of Politics and Law
    I do not consider myself an armchair philosopher of any sort. I am a lay person. I am, however, something of an amateur motorsport historian. I write a blog called Project GPevolved ( Currently, I am preparing a post about the following situation: In the 1890's, driving a...
  4. Is a Utopian Society Ever Possible? by Merrick in Social Sciences
    Ultimately I believe, the goal of humanity should be to continue to improve our life here on Earth as a species and to make it a better place. The ultimate goal would be to achieve a Utopian Society where the system makes life "perfect". There is no conflict, violence, war, greed, etc... One migh...
  5. Are these quotes really from Nietzsche? by Authentikos in General Philosophy
    Are these quotes really from Nietzsche? If so where are they from? As from what i heard Nietzsche was anti-anti-Semitic. He criticized Jews and Christianity for slave-morality but he also had praise for them. So i found these quotes as odd.