Tag: logic

168 Is 'guns don't kill people, people kill people' a good argument? 2014-04-25T13:47:51.200

83 Is Kurt Gödel's Incompleteness Theorem a "cheap trick"? 2011-06-08T19:18:30.400

73 Can you prove anything in philosophy? 2011-06-07T22:21:23.047

66 Logical fallacy: X is bad, Y is worse, thus X is not bad 2016-10-11T09:28:06.083

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

49 Does Pascal's Wager contain any logical flaws or fallacies? 2011-06-07T22:30:42.107

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

42 Does a negative claimant have a burden of proof? 2011-07-01T03:49:38.643

42 How to get started with philosophy without getting overwhelmed quickly? 2012-01-19T18:48:07.957

41 What fallacy in Pascal's Wager allows replacing God with the devil? 2017-07-18T17:03:38.520

38 What are the necessary conditions for an action to be regarded as a free choice? 2011-08-05T12:24:05.103

37 Why doesn't philosophy have higher standards for its arguments? 2019-07-15T05:04:41.987

36 Is it a fallacy, and if so which, to believe we are special because our existence on Earth seems improbable? 2016-10-06T18:05:33.463

36 Is circular reasoning always a fallacy? 2018-09-17T13:18:00.833

36 Is it a fallacy if someone claims they need an explanation for every word of your argument to the point where they don't understand common terms? 2019-02-27T05:55:49.517

33 Three statements that contradict each other 2020-02-09T19:11:45.673

32 How did first-order logic come to be the dominant formal logic? 2012-04-17T23:57:13.473

31 Is First Order Logic (FOL) the only fundamental logic? 2012-07-19T00:37:05.293

31 How is Gödel's incompleteness theorem interpreted in intuitionistic logic? 2013-06-07T16:30:20.380

31 What is the difference (if any) between "not true" and "false"? 2016-10-19T21:38:43.320

30 What is the difference between Fact and Truth? 2013-09-03T04:55:19.107

29 Is "I cannot imagine a mechanism for X to happen, so X can never happen" a named logical fallacy? 2018-12-11T15:42:08.727

28 Where is the weakness in the ontological proof for God's existence? 2011-07-20T14:18:10.933

27 What are the major research programmes in contemporary logic? 2011-09-08T23:58:09.163

27 Isn't the notion that everything will occur in an infinite timeline an example of the gambler's fallacy? 2020-01-30T14:53:00.397

26 Is the claim "this coin is fair" falsifiable? 2011-06-16T12:32:37.750

25 What are the philosophical implications of category theory? 2012-02-28T01:09:22.147

24 What is modal logic for? 2013-01-31T18:49:04.213

24 Is infinite regress of causation possible? Is infinite regress of causation necessary? 2013-03-25T15:28:03.163

24 How is gun violence comparable to drunk driving? 2014-05-01T13:32:42.463

24 What type of rhetorical device is the offering of a source which is really long and not specifying what part of the source is relevant? 2019-11-06T16:46:28.227

23 What is the difference between a statement and a proposition? 2014-04-22T01:35:50.307

23 Can an argument be valid even though one of its premises is false? 2018-05-08T11:17:54.090

23 What is this logical fallacy? (Nothing new under the sun?) 2021-01-23T04:34:17.450

22 What is the difference between "reductio ad absurdum" and "proof by contradiction"? 2011-06-21T03:38:33.520

22 Motivations for dialetheism? 2011-09-06T15:13:50.247

22 Are different values of nothing equivalent? 2011-09-12T19:27:40.600

22 Is there any rigorous philosophical basis for atheism? 2011-09-14T23:50:21.587

22 What formal logical systems "resolve" the Liar Paradox? 2013-03-30T14:31:14.813

22 Why can't humans believe contradictions? 2014-06-29T00:09:48.980

22 Are there any philosophy books for an intelligent nine-year-old? 2014-11-20T21:56:51.920

22 Is it a fallacy to say that a sane person cannot apply rational thought to the motivations of the insane? 2015-12-01T16:58:45.707

22 How is the argument "I love all logic, but I don’t love deductive reasoning. Therefore, the moon is made of green cheese." valid? 2018-09-11T22:46:35.613

22 Which fallacy: "If white privilege exists, why did Elizabeth Warren pretend to be an Indian?" 2019-11-05T04:39:13.707

21 Difference between implication/conditional and logical entailment? 2014-05-30T06:37:25.073

21 Selection of logical connectives {¬,∨,∧,⇒,⇔} in set theory? 2015-09-07T05:10:37.827

20 What is the difference between "necessary" and "sufficient"? 2011-06-07T20:39:09.437

20 How can we reason about "if P then Q" or "P only if Q" statements in propositional logic? 2012-10-30T18:03:47.387

20 How is First Order Logic complete but not decidable? 2014-08-28T15:14:38.367

20 Why does "Daisy has four legs" not entail "Daisy has more than two legs"? 2020-05-03T12:07:19.883

20 What fallacy is this? “This happened, therefore there must be good reasons for it” 2020-06-01T13:18:56.733

19 Is the universe isomorphic to a universal turing machine? 2011-07-30T23:17:11.447

19 Should Wittgenstein be given some credit for Godel's incompleteness theorem? 2011-08-13T00:40:53.830

18 Why does Carnap say 'Caesar is a prime number' is meaningless? 2014-06-09T21:38:28.137

18 Is God either immoral or not omnipotent? 2014-09-30T18:12:39.910

18 What fallacy dismisses problems by presenting "bigger" problems? 2015-06-24T20:57:37.417

18 Have I found a paradox, or is the universe digital? Or am I just plain wrong? 2017-09-03T16:58:29.710

17 When it is correct to use Tarski's undefinability theorem versus Gödel's incompleteness theorem? 2011-06-17T17:03:36.753

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

17 What is the difference between Law of Excluded Middle and Principle of Bivalence? 2012-07-10T21:42:02.837

17 Is Logic Empirical? 2016-09-10T05:22:01.640

17 What fallacy dismisses criticism of a bad law with "just don't break it"? 2017-03-30T15:35:30.880

17 Is there any worth—other than historical—to reading Aristotle's works on logic? 2018-10-15T20:41:24.990

17 What is the name of this fallacy: 101 is either binary or decimal? 2020-09-10T03:19:16.933

17 Why did the mid-19th century and earlier thinkers fixate on one-place predicates? 2020-09-15T20:20:09.673

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

16 Are all paradoxes reducible to one "fundamental" paradox? 2015-09-21T18:06:37.470

16 What's the name of the logical fallacy where a debater extends a statement far beyond the original statement to make it true? 2019-03-20T12:31:12.990

16 How is the claim "I am in New York only if I am in America" the same as "If I am in New York, then I am in America? 2019-04-05T11:27:04.730

15 Is 'equality' ultimately grounded in empirical observation? 2011-06-07T23:01:31.637

15 What is the philosophical equivalent of mathematical proofs? 2011-06-17T04:00:38.363

15 When given limited information, is the simplest solution that matches that information most likely correct? 2012-02-26T17:44:20.687

15 Are omniscience and omnipotence mutually inconsistent? 2012-07-08T08:14:37.357

15 Does a Background in Mathematics Make One a Better Philosopher? 2012-07-30T06:35:59.963

15 Do the laws of logic exist independently of human or animal consciousness? 2012-09-12T09:09:41.857

15 What Precisely Does "Semantics" Mean? 2013-04-04T07:06:56.777

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

15 What are the practical applications of modal logic? 2015-05-17T22:45:05.490

15 What is the philosophical ground for distinguishing logic and mathematics? 2016-05-09T21:01:53.613

15 What are the current topics in philosophy of logic? 2016-08-11T01:00:59.850

15 Name for reverse Ad Hominem, (i.e. praising the defense)? 2016-12-26T17:04:24.140

15 Do "if everybody did it" arguments commit a fallacy? 2017-08-24T13:23:43.183

15 What fallacy is assuming something is the case because of past events 2019-01-28T10:26:51.923

15 I have trouble understanding this fallacy: "If A, then B. Therefore if not-B, then not-A." 2019-02-24T10:25:41.243

14 Is formal logic unsuitable for philosophical reasoning? 2011-12-03T14:23:25.093

14 How do quantifiers work in predicate logic? 2012-11-10T17:12:51.043

14 How do I go from ◊∃x□[∃y(y=x) ∧ Mx] to ∃x□[∃y(y=x) ∧ Mx]? 2013-07-12T01:26:08.423

14 Are all fallacies created equal? 2013-08-12T23:41:41.597

14 How fundamental is logic? 2014-07-01T14:16:15.747

14 "→" is the symbol for material implication. Is there such a thing as "immaterial implication"? 2015-03-16T22:42:41.327

14 Is "propositions of logic are tautologies" (Wittgenstein) literal or mystical? 2015-08-14T23:18:58.797

14 What fallacy excludes "outsiders" from discussing "insider" issue? 2015-09-29T21:42:25.207

14 Is using analogies a bad logic reasoning? 2018-12-21T12:01:08.917

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

14 Why is it that the statement "All goblins are yellow" does not contradict the statement "All goblins are pink?" 2020-08-11T12:22:15.213

13 Are systems of logic that don't follow or extend garden-variety FOL possible? 2011-06-27T13:05:12.460

13 What is the difference between Law of Excluded Middle and Law of Non Contradiction? 2011-12-14T01:25:05.403

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 What is the problem with using circular reasoning? Is it "invalid"? 2012-04-22T02:30:03.137