DELIVERING AN ABSURDITY FROM COMMON SENSE

An argument is a statement coupled with other statements that are meant to support that statement. A statement (or claim) is an assertion that something is (affirm) or is not (negate) the case and us ...

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JUDGING ARTISTIC CREATIONS

Judgement about beauty and art -even judgement about whether something is a work of art or just an everyday object -appeal to principles that identify sources of aesthetics or artistic value. So, ...

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DEFINING TERMS EMPIRICALLY AND RATIONALLY

Words has laudatory or derogatory meaning in its conventional lexical usage, and to try to preserve the implication that the word already has by building an evaluative component into the definition. ...

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WHAT IS THE BASIS OF WHAT WE KNOW

A little reflection suggests that the majority of what we know have that status only because we know other propositions. For example, you know that your neighbour have cancer only if you know some ...

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THE TASK OF DISTRIBUTION OF RESOURCES

Questions arise daily about how wealth and goods should be allocated. Given the relative scarcity of society’s resources, deciding how these resources should be distributed is an important ...

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BAFFLE OF EMOTIONAL RESPONSE TO FICTION

The human propensity for making up stories exposes a strange fact about our minds. Apparently we can become embroiled in the fate of the character, feel emotions including fear on their behalf or ...

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LIMITATION OF LOGICAL TRUTH

The aim of logic is to make explicit the rules by which inference may be drawn, rather than to study the actual reasoning processes that people use, which may or may not confirm to those rules. In ...

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CONCERNS ABOUT NANOTECHNOLOGY

One of the most pressing issue on nanotechnology is the concern about possible risk, both to health and to the environment, associated with nanoparticle toxicity. The consideration arise in ...

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WRITING IN DIVERSE WORLD

It seems appropriate to mention how important it is to avoid writing in a manner that reinforces questionable assumptions and attitudes about people’s gender, ethnic background, religion, ...

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WHAT DETERMINES MORAL CONSIDERATION?

An entity has moral status or what is sometimes called moral standing or moral consideration if and only if, or its interests morally matters to some degree for the entity’s own sake. Humans ...

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