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  1. Meta-philosophy: conjectures by darthbarracuda in Metaphysics and Epistemology
    In this post I combine my own thoughts with those explained in Nicholas Rescher's book: Philosophical reasoning (highly recommend it btw). The definition of conjecture is: con·jec·ture kənˈjekCHər/ noun 1. an opinion or conclusion formed on the basis of incomplete in...
  2. Anti-frustrationism by darthbarracuda in Ethics
    What are you thoughts on anti-frustrationism? Basically, according to Fehige, "we don't do any good by creating satisfied extra preferences. What matters about preferences is not that they have a satisfied existence, but that they don't have a frustrated existence." Therefore, our goal should...
  3. The value of a state of affairs by darthbarracuda in Ethics
    I've been thinking about this a lot recently - can a state of affairs be valuable in the objective sense? That is to say, regardless of whether or not there are observers, can a state of affairs be valuable? I don't think it can be. For I think values are dependent upon observers, and without obs...
  4. Are prostitution & nude bars misogynistic? by jduster in Ethics
    I don't think these things should be illegal, but something being a voluntary transaction doesn't entirely justify it from a moral standpoint. Is it a symbiotic relationships between men who want to objectify/demean women and women who want to profit off men? Yes. Does that make it moral? I'm no...
  5. Does there exist something possible but not conceivable? by maplestreet in Metaphysics and Epistemology
    I take something to be conceivable if it can be thought of. A more precise version of my question is: Is there something that we would ordinarily feel comfortable ascribing the term 'possible' to, but that is not conceivable? Relevant issues that I am stuck on personally: 1. I find it hard to believ...