Tag: epistemology

206 Was mathematics invented or discovered? 2011-06-07T20:04:17.683

104 How does one know one is not dreaming? 2011-06-07T20:43:42.353

88 What would it take in a book to convince a rational person that it had been written by or directly inspired by a god? 2011-06-23T03:34:33.547

84 Could 'cogito ergo sum' possibly be false? 2011-06-07T22:00:57.767

67 How can an uneducated but rational person differentiate between science and religion? 2015-11-19T18:35:11.527

60 Is the "omniscient-omnipotent-omnipresent" definition of God consistent? 2011-06-11T09:22:56.487

55 Why aren't creationism and natural science on the same intellectual level? 2015-02-02T13:51:55.727

45 Why do I accept some inconsequential claims as "obviously true" without evidence? E.g. "Most people don't like to be hit on the head with a hammer." 2020-02-19T07:03:45.503

43 What basis do we have for certainty in current scientific theories? 2011-06-16T20:54:26.030

38 What should philosophers know about math and natural sciences? 2011-06-20T07:55:30.320

36 Fundamental idea on proving God's existence with science 2018-04-18T14:39:25.937

31 What are the philosophical implications of Gödel's First Incompleteness Theorem? 2011-06-11T16:21:18.887

31 To what extent do we choose our beliefs? 2011-07-22T13:36:32.813

31 Are Methodological Assumptions of StackExchange Fundamentally Flawed? 2015-12-04T02:58:30.340

28 When is absence of evidence not evidence of absence? 2019-02-05T09:08:55.983

25 Is mathematics founded on beliefs and assumptions? 2011-12-10T10:07:39.103

24 Are there any philosophical arguments to disprove or weaken solipsism? 2011-06-10T01:50:00.133

23 Why aren't pure apperception and empirical apperception structurally identical, even though they are functionally identical in Kant's Anthropology? 2011-06-07T21:12:21.680

23 Can we prove reality? 2014-09-11T19:20:17.960

22 Is Skepticism the most rational standpoint? 2011-06-08T17:17:55.697

22 What is a straight line? 2016-01-02T16:40:23.007

21 Are the unexamined lives of others worth examining? 2011-06-08T00:52:14.437

21 Is Science about Truth or Adequate Models? 2011-06-17T04:45:10.377

21 How does one tell apart left from right? 2011-06-29T14:02:56.983

21 Is scientism a self defeating epistemology? 2013-03-05T15:36:11.650

21 Is economics a science? 2019-11-27T19:52:11.270

20 Is 1+1=2 true by definition ? 2013-11-20T05:43:35.047

19 Do any philosophers disagree with Occam's razor? 2012-08-13T16:39:28.393

19 What is the term for the fallacy/strategy of ignoring logical reasoning intended to disprove a belief? 2018-03-28T14:53:52.183

18 Why is the Münchhausen trilemma an unsolved problem? 2013-06-21T10:39:32.707

17 Are all philosophers subject to a variation of the Socrates problem? 2011-07-06T23:42:25.987

17 Can a lack of knowledge or understanding invalidate a positive claim? 2011-08-11T00:27:07.053

17 Is it possible for a layperson to suitably evaluate scientific disputes? 2011-08-25T14:27:00.080

17 Which comes first - truth or provability? 2013-04-25T05:58:50.907

17 Is God subject to logic? 2015-04-01T18:45:36.773

17 What are the philosophical consequences of the undecidability of the spectral gap in quantum theory? 2015-12-11T16:14:12.480

16 Does Alvin Plantinga's account of epistemic warrant require belief in God? 2011-06-07T21:31:32.897

16 When can we call an explanation "rational"? 2011-06-08T19:35:02.640

16 What is the difference between knowledge and belief? 2011-09-16T16:32:34.037

16 Please explain to a beginner: what is metaphysics? 2015-08-21T00:32:36.187

16 How do animals think if they don't speak a language? 2015-12-11T01:35:59.573

15 Is a language its dictionary? 2011-06-13T03:36:39.673

15 What are examples of analytic a posteriori knowledge? 2011-06-17T17:53:26.477

15 What are some methods of defining things? 2011-08-27T20:28:11.260

15 Can you suggest a good introduction on epistemology and also some criticism on them? 2012-02-29T00:22:15.603

15 Why should I believe my own conclusions? 2014-08-07T03:44:54.683

15 Are we born with Kantian Categories? 2014-09-20T00:26:43.803

15 What is the philosophy behind the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics? 2014-11-19T18:56:42.190

15 Are there any philosophers that argued for knowledge having intrinsic value? 2015-12-14T01:02:05.230

15 How can the physical world be an abstract mathematical structure a la Tegmark? 2016-02-19T19:31:54.697

14 What epistemological systems effectively handle the infinite regress? 2011-06-16T05:35:05.293

14 Is the simulation hypothesis outside of science? 2011-06-20T21:46:11.720

14 Are there JTB epistemologies which reject the knowledge of some Gettier problems, but in which religious experiences still justify belief? 2011-06-28T13:39:42.297

14 "I trust my senses" — Why does this tend to be restricted to the external senses? 2014-02-16T02:09:47.773

14 If everything is theory laden, how can one argue against climate change deniers? 2016-07-13T00:08:02.797

14 What does "physical" mean to philosophers? 2017-04-03T17:16:49.620

14 If a person claims to know anything could it be disproven by saying 'prove that we are not in a simulation'? 2019-08-14T13:04:25.163

13 When and why do we say that two things are the same? 2011-06-11T09:36:48.110

13 Representation versus cartography in Deleuze and Guattari? 2011-07-30T03:52:18.720

13 Is the concept of “knowledge” important for philosophy? 2011-12-09T09:55:20.313

13 Was Aristotle an Empiricist? 2011-12-16T17:42:04.767

13 Does Wittgenstein's Tractatus establish serious bounds for discussions of the supernatural from a modern point of view? 2012-04-01T11:29:01.853

13 Can one prove a negative existential claim? 2012-09-16T01:24:12.087

13 Does the Simulation Argument differ in essence from the Evil Genius puzzle? 2012-12-13T17:53:52.927

12 Existence of an Intelligible Physical World beyond the Mind 2011-06-16T00:12:41.847

12 What is the best scientific argumentation against the Dust Theory? 2011-08-05T00:34:22.790

12 What's the relationship between epistemology and ontology in different traditions? 2012-05-11T15:28:36.680

12 How does Kant assert existence of the noumena, if indeed he does? 2013-06-01T01:45:34.197

12 What are the differences between Tarski's 1933 and 1956 truth definitions? 2013-08-16T07:25:31.970

12 Is Galileo's argument about falling bodies logically flawed? 2014-12-01T18:35:29.610

12 Is there any reason to believe that there are things which science cannot tell us? 2014-12-17T15:54:02.280

12 What is the meaning of "There are questions that science can't answer"? 2015-05-26T21:56:30.873

12 Was Locke right that analytic knowledge is vacuous? 2015-06-10T08:56:28.050

12 On the difference between "knowing" and "understanding"? 2015-11-30T10:09:46.340

12 How did Kant define knowledge? 2016-01-04T04:39:24.510

12 Did Charles Darwin say anything on why life was formed in the first place? 2018-07-03T12:03:09.717

11 What's the relevance of falsifiability in regards to logical arguments? 2011-06-08T02:03:22.977

11 Did Kuhn "recant"? 2011-06-15T20:05:11.387

11 What is the relationship between philosophy and science? 2011-10-21T19:00:57.670

11 Why is epistemology done from a phenomenological point of view? 2012-03-12T00:03:14.490

11 Why was Socratic epistemology diminished? 2012-07-15T07:02:31.240

11 Is there a connection between Kants thought & the observer-dependent interpretation of quantum mechanics? 2012-09-19T13:19:17.517

11 Is knowledge possible in the Heraclitean system? 2012-10-25T21:52:56.253

11 Why does statistics work? 2013-05-13T21:12:11.823

11 How can we justify the use of logic? 2015-03-03T21:04:00.480

11 A Neo-Kantian View on Causality? 2015-03-05T02:49:07.070

11 What practical methods can be used to prove a negative claim? 2015-07-23T14:52:54.973

11 What epistemic principle allows us to be certain that highly improbable events will never occur in real life? 2016-01-25T06:17:09.263

11 In what fundamental ways, if any, does Husserl break with Kant? 2016-04-08T16:14:23.177

11 Is Feyerabend confusing discovery and justification when he criticizes the scientific method? 2016-04-15T18:32:55.810

11 What does gender have to do with epistemology? 2016-10-07T19:35:31.420

11 Is a proof still valid if only the author understands it? 2016-11-16T21:25:13.150

11 What makes a basic belief a properly basic belief? 2017-12-09T17:46:39.837

11 Can we logically prove that anything exists? 2018-08-04T12:52:20.747

10 What is Kant's argument about the relationship between logic and reason? 2012-02-08T20:24:56.940

10 How does Robert Nozick explain the Gettier problem? 2012-04-01T19:59:49.320

10 , it is precisely facts that do not exist, only interpretations… As translated in The Portable Nietzsche (1954) by Walter Kaufmann, p. 458 2013-06-20T04:53:53.997

10 How is Bayesian reasoning related to the scientific method? 2014-03-22T21:40:20.990

10 What is the Anti-Realist and Constructionist interpretation of empirical dating methods and existence of the past? 2016-02-10T20:01:13.883