Disgust as a Guide to What’s Right or Wrong
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Post No.: 0272   Furrywisepuppy says:   The emotion of disgust probably evolved to protect us from the tiny microorganisms and viruses that can harm us from the inside, while the emotion of fear probably evolved to protect us from … Read More

Can Everyone Have Freedom and Equality?
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Post No.: 0246   Fluffystealthkitten says:   We can be said to have standing-based justice/rights (rights that we have for simply being human, for being sentient or for being able to feel pleasure or suffering) and action-matching justice/rights (rights that … Read More

Should the Rules Allow Doping in Sports?
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Post No.: 0218   Furrywisepuppy says:   This post relates to Post No.: 0115 but I’ll explore more the ethics regarding doping in sports…   Save for things that would be illegal if done outside of a sport too, what … Read More

An Omnipotent, Omniscient and Omnibenevolent God
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Post No.: 0208   Fluffystealthkitten says:   We briefly queried whether there could be a creationist god after all in Post No.: 0074. For the sake of this post, we’re going to agree that God exists…   Well philosophers have … Read More

Ghosts, Aliens and the Supernatural (Boo!)
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Post No.: 0179   Fluffystealthkitten says:   I personally cannot find many satisfying horror movies – they’re generally full of protagonists doing things I think normal people in real life wouldn’t do if they were in the same situations, hence … Read More

Philosophy and the Natural Sciences
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Post No.: 0145   Furrywisepuppy says:   I personally believe that philosophy or philosophical thinking contributes to the natural sciences (physical and life sciences) by guiding what questions we want to ask and ultimately want answered. For instance, where did … Read More

What Good Does Punishing People Do?
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Post No.: 0136   Furrywisepuppy says:   Preventing crime (whether at the grassroots level or increased police presence, for instance) is better than attempting criminal correction after a crime has been committed, but sometimes prevention fails because we don’t want … Read More

The Cognitive Science of Art
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Post No.: 0130   Furrywisepuppy says:   Lots of people consider visual art and aesthetics to be a subject that can never be truly investigated and understood by science because it’s beyond the language of science or should not be … Read More

Exploring Why Some People Object to Same-Sex Marriages
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Post No.: 0102   Fluffystealthkitten says:   I personally have no fluffy problem whatsoever with people who are homosexual because it’s not sufficiently persuasive to say that it does harm to other people or even to the individuals involved, as … Read More

What if There is a Creationist God After All?
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Post No.: 0074   Fluffystealthkitten says:   What if a sentient god (who is or was more stealthy than me!) designed DNA and the process of natural selection on purpose?   The problem with this argument strategy is that it … Read More

A Mini Introduction to Logical Arguments
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Post No.: 0066   Furrywisepuppy says:   Premises: All dogs have butts, I am a dog, Conclusion: Therefore I have a butt.   The above syllogism is sound. A sound argument is one with true premises and valid logic. An … Read More

How Come Robots Can Currently Beat Us at Go But Not at Football?
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Post No.: 0056   Furrywisepuppy says:   As of posting, we can build artificial intelligences that can beat the best of the known natural intelligences fairly and consistently at intellectual games like Go, chess or Jeopardy! yet we cannot currently … Read More

Could We All Just Be Brains in Vats?
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Post No.: 0045   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Here’s a classic thought experiment in philosophy for you…   Regarding us getting closer and closer to being able to create more and more believable virtual worlds – chances are that, arguably, we … Read More

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