Consider theis post: Is philosophy a science and can it prove facts like science?
- Originally it was about the difference between eastern and western thought.
- That got closed as too broad but after a few brief answers. Then it was changed to "Can philosophy prove facts like science" — no relation to the original.
- And then reopened.
What happens to the answers to the original?
I ask, because this is not exactly a trivial/rhetorical question which requires us to recognize a tension.
- On the one hand, SE encourages improving over deleting posts.
- But on the other, if the improvement crosses a threshold in the spirit of sorites and Theseus, it "nonsensicalizes" earlier answers because it essentially changes the identity of the question. So:
How do we best determine what the threshold is?