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What if ...? / What then?

What if your only way of learning was to ask the question?

What if your only way of seeing was to ask the question?

What if your only way of doing was to ask the question? 26 more words


What is 'The Drowning Child Problem?'

The ‘Drowning Child’ thought experiment was first posed by philosopher Peter Singer to challenge his students to think about the ethics of what we owe to people in need. 523 more words

Effective Altruism

cosmodicy of local systems (a thought experiment)

“problem of evil”? no problem. evil doesn’t exist. neither do omnipotent, omniscient, omnibenevolent beings.

to say that “evil doesn’t exist” means that “evil” doesn’t exist as a standalone generic category (or “universal”) or as a mysterious cosmic force. 701 more words


Thought Experiments

Most people are incapable of distinguishing thought experiments from someone’s actual beliefs. This isn’t an original observation but I am inspired to write about it anyway and it has big implications for what I write on this blog. 631 more words


The Practical Dragon

When I was a kid, two friends and I got into a discussion about the size of dragons.  Well, it’s wasn’t properly two friends – it was a friend and a friend of a friend.   534 more words

Writing And Literature

On Language

Hola mi gente,
I would rather have a straight up racist like Trump and his gang in the White House, than a racist like Hillary Clinton. 1,381 more words

Un ciclo di seminari di Harald Wiltsche. Il 16, 17 e 18 novembre a Parma

IL 16, 17 e 18 novembre a Parma, Harald Wiltsche, filosofo dell’Università di Graz ( www.haraldwiltsche.com ) terrà un ciclo di seminari nell’ambito di filosofia della scienza, epistemologia e fenomenologia. 61 more words