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Is this site for doing philosophy or discussing philosophy? [duplicate]

Does this community intend to support and engage in potentially original philosophical inquiry, or are we going to limit ourselves to discussing previously published philosophies and/or philosophers? ...
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Subjective Questions: Deciding what we want as a community

Introduction Greeting, fellow lovers of wisdom! I apologize for the length, but this is an important topic that has come up repeatedly, one that has never been completely addressed, and I feel the ...
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Friends, we are not philosophers

I wanted to try to make something of a positive statement about our definition and scope, since admittedly it can be somewhat difficult to get your arms around. It was certainly difficult enough for ...
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Why Philosophy Stack Exchange is so bitter? [closed]

Today I came to register to Philosophy Stack Exchange, I naively thought that only StackOverflow was all negative because of mature age of the system and users with 5+ years under their belt getting ...
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How does quoting the opinions of other philosophers support a theory?

I read this today in a comment on someone else's question-answer: 'Stack Exchange is not a network for exchanging opinions, but rather factual information. This answer essentially isn't more than ...
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Reflecting on usage patterns on Philosophy.SE

Questions. I'm somewhat concerned about the quality of questions and answers recently on Philosophy.SE. In particular, I am concerned that my own level of participation is a symptom, or perhaps even ...
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What can be done to get less rubbish answers?

I have the impression many low quality questions don't get closed or not fast enough. I'm talking mainly about primarily opinion-based questions, as they attract a load of low quality answers, ...
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Users acting as authorities

I participate in several SE sites, and nowhere have I seen so many users acting as authorities (prescribing to other users what they should do, discussing questions/answers from the point of view of ...
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Why does it seem like there are many restrictions regarding asking questions?

It feels like the only acceptable questions I can write are those that fit to a narrow ideal outlined by the website administrators. Why does it seem like there are many restrictions regarding asking ...
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How to determine in which cases is it strictly necessary to add citations to reliable sources that support my assertions?

This might be considered as a further elaboration on my previous question Users acting as authorities, in the sense that, similarly to that question, I want to clarify for myself some existing nowhere ...
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Any way we can further eliminate cognitive biases in voting and commenting behaviour?

Questions and answers are meant to be clearly expressed and referenced. This should be immune to cognitive bias, in all but extreme examples. But I feel that every other interaction on this subsite (...
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Should opinion-based questions always be allowed on the philosophy board?

I understand why opinion-based questions are not allowed on most of the Stackoverflow boards, however it makes no sense to me that questions can be put on hold or closed for being opinion based on a ...
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Must every answer contain a source? Which kind of sources are accepted and why? [duplicate]

On this answer, I received a comment from virmaior that it should be "sourced in philosophy (roughly as defined in academic philosophy)". Other answers involving the subjectivity of morality were ...
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Opinion based questions, but with a clear purpose (Are there universally agreed masterpieces of art?)

Currently on the main philosophy page there is a question, Are there universally agreed masterpieces of art? The opening sentence of the question sums up the issue: "What do you consider examples of ...