Tag: metaphysics

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

63 Why is there something instead of nothing? 2011-07-20T11:09:05.410

57 What is the difference between metaphysics and ontology? 2011-10-27T15:15:52.710

57 Why does the universe obey scientific laws? 2014-06-30T16:24:40.163

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

35 Why has the philosophy of Bishop Berkeley fallen out of favor in academic philosophy? 2011-06-23T03:33:28.830

28 Is it possible for something to have no cause? 2011-09-08T17:48:03.243

26 Can time exist without change? 2019-01-17T16:06:36.807

23 What are some criticisms of Epicurus' "death is nothing to us"? 2012-09-08T21:52:38.433

23 What was Cantor's philosophical reason for accepting the infinite but rejecting the infinitesimal? 2016-03-30T05:15:45.517

22 What is the difference between naturalism and materialism? 2012-03-13T21:53:41.187

21 How can domain modeling practice benefit from metaphysical ideas? 2012-05-22T22:12:17.430

19 Is there a parallel between Hegelian "essence" and Kantian "concept"? 2012-03-13T02:00:41.547

19 Does compatibilism imply that a chess program has free will? 2012-08-25T22:15:26.293

19 Does True Randomness actually exist? 2015-11-05T18:40:27.237

18 Can something come out of nothing or not? Why? 2013-09-17T14:15:00.410

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

17 What is the modern solution to the mind-body problem for those who still hold the mind is separate? 2011-12-21T16:31:09.547

17 How to assess philosophically whether String Theory is Science or rather Metaphysics? 2015-12-25T04:01:04.890

17 Why am I this particular human being? 2018-08-18T15:05:34.187

16 How is subjective experience of color mapped to the visible spectrum? 2011-06-11T17:37:53.743

16 How much philosophy should a physicist know? 2011-10-20T06:58:22.597

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

16 How do defenders of libertarian freewill reconcile it with constraints imposed by the laws of physics? 2015-12-09T22:38:43.880

15 How does Søren Kierkegaard use the word "dialectic" and how does his use of it differ from G.W.F. Hegel's? 2012-02-01T20:02:00.520

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

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

15 How can something non-physical exist? 2016-05-06T21:53:55.977

14 What are the most significant responses to Lewis' "On the Plurality of Worlds"? 2011-06-07T21:38:07.730

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

14 Has modern physics undermined Berkeley's idealism? 2012-04-06T02:51:27.150

14 Is "time" an abstract mental construct or does it exist independent of human consciousness? 2014-03-24T22:49:52.780

14 Did Putnam prove Hume wrong about the impossiblity of grounds for ethical claims? 2014-04-14T02:17:56.830

14 Is transubstantiation faithfully Aristotelian? 2015-02-09T17:35:55.997

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

14 How does Quine answer the metaphysician's charge that scientism is self-refuting? 2015-10-02T21:04:57.830

14 Does causality always require time? 2016-01-04T20:48:34.757

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

13 Could it be possible that the universe doesn't exist? 2014-12-22T07:15:51.743

12 What does Hegel mean by "Quality"? 2011-07-25T23:21:47.573

12 How should we understand the teletransportation thought experiment? 2012-03-20T13:19:40.430

12 Are all concepts polar ? 2013-08-23T03:24:24.507

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

12 How many angels can dance on the head of a pin? 2016-01-07T03:44:20.910

11 How can being able to conceive of something "perfect" imply its existence? 2011-09-14T05:14:17.173

11 The eternal return, as thought experiment: what are the consequences? 2011-12-09T13:53:43.153

11 What does "to cause" mean? 2012-09-12T09:32:46.610

11 What was the impact of the discovery of non-euclidean geometry on Kantian thought? 2013-02-18T06:06:56.020

11 What is the difference between an Ordinal number and a Cardinal number? 2013-03-21T10:21:42.250

11 How or where are lines drawn, if at all, between eastern mysticism and philosophy? 2013-06-07T12:11:30.317

11 How is Saul Kripke said to have revive metaphysics again? 2014-09-14T07:10:36.543

11 Why is the problem of universals a problem? 2015-07-02T16:43:20.767

11 How does Schopenhauer maintain idealism without God? 2016-05-08T22:30:24.140

11 Euler's 1746 philosophy paper 2016-06-17T04:10:26.343

11 What is an attribute, as used in Spinoza's Ethics? 2016-08-09T21:22:40.267

11 How can souls and angels be pure forms if only matter undergoes change? 2017-03-07T14:05:35.720

11 Is watching an amputated limb regrow proof of the supernatural? 2020-09-22T05:08:14.187

10 What are some good books on the relationship between animals and human beings? 2012-02-20T05:40:55.413

10 How well did Aristotle feel his belief in the eternity of the universe was established? 2012-02-23T07:15:04.537

10 Who were Borges's main philosophical influences? 2011-08-30T13:13:22.387

10 Is there a difference between the concepts of reality and existence in Aristotle's philosophy? 2012-07-29T18:37:49.620

10 Does going from a singular to existential statement make it non-scientific for Popper? 2013-02-09T01:35:38.557

10 What would a quantum interpretation without ontology be like? 2013-02-14T11:57:06.223

10 Can the observer be the observed? 2013-07-28T22:50:02.597

10 What is the ontological status of information that is permanently inaccessible to any conceivable observer? 2013-12-31T22:23:37.310

10 How do the meanings of *to exist*, *to be*, and *real* differ? 2014-03-29T10:14:48.593

10 Has Witten written about the philosophy of exceptional nature? 2015-08-02T09:57:49.923

10 Is There a Paradox of Self-Observation? 2015-10-17T16:02:26.023

10 What is the distinction between mysticism and metaphysics? 2015-12-13T20:00:17.093

10 Is a "fair coin toss" a logical contradiction? 2015-12-14T15:39:14.467

10 What does Pirsig mean by "Quality"? 2015-12-18T00:09:03.933

10 πίστις (Faith/Conviction) In Plato's Apology 2016-07-24T20:54:00.477

10 How can Hegel call philosophy a science? 2017-08-28T21:21:39.437

9 Are there philosophers who examined the reasons for believing in the existence of other people? 2011-06-28T21:25:17.207

9 What are the philosophical implications of The Second Law of thermodynamics? 2011-08-17T14:59:14.890

9 In what sense if any could something without mass or energy exist? 2011-09-30T20:00:49.420

9 Is there a cogent argument against the principle of sufficient reason? 2011-11-17T06:25:09.187

9 What basic metaphysics should every philosophy student know? 2014-04-02T18:29:30.433

9 Is a filled hole still a hole? 2014-05-23T13:47:57.357

9 Is our Philosophy, the Human Philosophy, the only possible Philosophy which can exist? 2014-07-29T19:38:02.823

9 Why are French postmodern philosophers (like Baudrillard) so hard to read/understand? 2015-04-01T16:15:25.950

9 Causality vs. implication 2015-05-31T14:52:22.977

9 How does plato distinguish between knowledge and belief? 2015-09-11T17:04:40.583

9 What did Poincaré mean by intuition of pure number? 2015-12-07T17:16:13.950

9 What counters are there to Spinoza's argument that acts of free will create infinite regress? 2016-02-17T02:04:36.173

9 What are the differences between philosophies presupposing one Logic versus many logics? 2016-08-15T21:50:15.603

9 Is there a philosophical conception of not necessarily biological life? 2016-08-19T05:10:40.213

9 Why were Kant's categories used in the mathematical category theory? 2018-02-18T22:59:45.903

9 Do realists and nominalists actually disagree about what really is, or do they just disagree about words? 2021-02-08T19:39:35.230

8 Observable and non-observable entities in explanation 2011-07-19T20:14:24.500

8 How to characterize Kant's usage of the term "noumena"? 2011-08-05T04:49:33.663

8 Where is the universe? 2012-06-29T19:36:42.187

8 Is there a known limit to relationship between physics and mathematics? 2012-10-08T17:49:30.620

8 Is the idea of dividing the universe into particles anything more than a convenience? 2013-01-13T05:58:58.787

8 Can anything truly be simultaneous? 2013-02-13T00:01:51.680

8 Modal Logic: a question concerning accessibility 2013-03-13T07:24:36.340

8 Are there mathematical properties a mathematical object might have only contingently? 2013-03-21T19:01:41.090

8 What are the most basic assumptions one has to make in order to conduct science? 2013-04-11T19:54:42.183

8 Can we do without Necessity? 2013-07-21T21:01:00.390