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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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Friends, Are We Philosophers and What is the Purpose of This Site?

Is this site for philosophical questions or questions about philosophy? I asked a philosophical question (what is an author) and it got closed, since it was “off topic”. I thought the site was for ...
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What can be done to help users improve their questions?

I had a look at the question closure statistics (link for 2k+ users) and the following strikes me as potentially bad: We close about 1/4th of our questions. Of those, for roughly 40% it should be ...
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Why was my question on IIT closed?

This question is on hold. I don't understand why. Rather than have a long comment thread, I'd rather discuss it here. It seems like there are two objections: The question is unclear. I don't ...
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Why are some questions closed by only one or two users?

On most other SE sites, particularly Stack Overflow, at least 5 people are required in order to close a question. How come I see so many questions on Philosophy.SE that have been closed by only one ...
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Is it regular practice to both close and remove questions?

I have to say I was shocked to find my closed question was removed. The FAQ states, Questions that are extremely off topic, or of very low quality, may be removed at the discretion of the community ...