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Why did Nozik use differential (not different) in 'differential entitlements' and 'differential deserts'?

Can Why did Nozick use differential (not different) in 'differential entitlements' and 'differential deserts'? be salved? I've rewritten it to focus on Nozick's diction.
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Is it acceptable to ask for a question about the (possible) name of a philosophical concept?

I wonder if a particular philosophical concept/idea/thought experiment has a name. Since I have no idea where to begin with looking it up, can I describe what it's about in a question and expect an ...
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Can I ask if people can find any mistakes?

I have a question about my Philosophy Stack Exchange post: [Deductively sound formal proofs of mathematical logic?](Deductively sound formal proofs of mathematical logic?) I really need peer review. ...
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Would a “critique my philosophical view” Stack Exchange be a welcome idea?

(Apologies in advance if this isn't the correct place to put this, but I don't want to "jump the gun" and post to Area 51. I'd rather hear people's thoughts.) I see a lot of questions asked and ...
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Fitting the Q&A format to get my questions answered

I have a question about my Philosophy Stack Exchange post: How could the Tarski Undefinability Theorem be Refuted? I want to find a way to get a question like this answered. The following question is ...
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Do we do peer reviews here?

In light of this meta-question: Do the people that closed this post totally understand the subject matter of formal proofs of mathematical logic? I think it might be a good idea to spell out our ...
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Am I allowed to use meta.stackexchange to complain about my questions being closed?

Am I allowed to use meta.stackexchange to complain about my questions being closed? I've tried, and the questions on meta just get closed and downvoted. Is that misuse of meta.stackexchange and this ...
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Do the people that closed this post totally understand the subject matter of formal proofs of mathematical logic? [duplicate]

I spent a very long time making this post perfectly clear to everyone that totally understands formal proofs of mathematical logic. That I am getting positive votes indicates that the clarity has ...
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Closing posts by people that lack required prerequisite knowledge?

I have a question about my Philosophy Stack Exchange post: Philosophy of Logic – Converting formal proofs to sound deductive inference What policy or guidance prevents people from closing posts as ...
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Do high rep users on stackexchange have issues with philosophical questions that might relate to life?

Do high rep users on stackexchange have issues with philosophical questions that might relate to life? Do philosophers not ask those sorts of questions? Can't people here just vote on the basis of ...
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My question over problem building has been put on hold as unclear, is it clearer now?

My question on problematization has been put on hold. I've clarified and added references on problematization, i.e. problem/paradox building. Is it clearer now ?
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Why was my answer downvoted?

The answer here Unlike the other (upvoted) answer (which I commented on) it demonstrates no fallacious reasoning, nor is it rhetorically presented. Instead, it is clearly worded, referenced, worked ...
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Is the close on this question actually the answer?

This question was closed for being opinion based. I don't really mind, it's not a very diverting question. But I wondered whether that's an answer to the question: it's a matter of opinion how to tell ...
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My argument against Stack Exchange philosophy forum

I have the following argument, and I would like to ask if my reasoning is sound: The Stack exchange has the following guideline for philosophy question: (1) Is your question about philosophy? We ...
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What is the justification for censoring my tags?

Why is it important to insist that nobody sees my tags? It's bad enough that you insist on telling me what I'm allowed to write. What's the intention behind removing my categories?
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How is this “opinion based”?

This question: Are we facing a new wave of social prejudice and discrimination? by @curiousdannii, @Jishin Noben, @Mark Andrews, @virmaior, @Eliran Could someone please indicate why it is/was deemed ...
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Please consider leaving comments if you routinely downvote the same person or people!

Please leaving comments if you routinely downvote the same person or people! Assume the person wants to learn if they keep asking questions Assume the person can learn if they are not banned due to ...
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So I figured out what makes a good question: what is likely to generate good answers. What is a good answer?

So I figured out what makes a good question: what is likely to generate good answers. What is a good answer? I'm sure this has come up before, but, what, basically, is a good answer, beyond one that ...
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Did you guys blow this one? [closed]

I think so. Please check me on this. I asked "Is quoting an authoritative source a useful or effective way to demonstrate that an assertion is sensible, reasonable or wise?" You guys judged: "put on ...
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Is learning an issue here?

I found this, which doesn't apply to learning philosophy imo "Stack Exchange is about questions with objective, factual answers" It's objective and (sometimes) factual to quote people. It's just not ...
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Is thinking (and discussion) disallowed on the Philosophy site?

I've been informed that I've been laboring under a mistaken presumption about what people think they're doing here. I thought that it's a site for thinking about and discussing philosophy, but I've ...
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What was wrong with this question?

Is "cultural appropriation" the consumption or just the production of culture by outsiders? The unhelpful voting behaviour here is really, really, getting to me. There is nothing unclear, ...
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Do we need an annotated “good questions” page?

Do we need an annotated "good questions" page? A lot, not all, of the downvoting here (and I'm not referring specifically to my issues) seems to be based on something like the format, form, of the ...
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Do we need “motivation, background, and spelled out reasoning” for any question that is not easily parceled up?

Do we need "motivation, background, and spelled out reasoning" for any question that is not easily parceled up? So I posted this question, and apparently it doesn't make sense, because I have not ...
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The basics disappear

Is this a phenomena in philosophy, that the more you study the more tricky basic questions are to understand, not just answer? I'm not sure. Can imagine it in science, if not math. Coding is ...
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Questions about logic homework/proofs - what should a good answer look like?

Apologies if something like this has been asked before, but after searching around a bit I couldn't find exactly what I was looking for. When someone asks a question about logic proof exercises, and ...
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On what basis are we supposed to select an answer here?

Here on PSE, there are many answers for the same question, can all be possibly true in their own ways. So, it makes me to think Which answer is correct? Its not necessary that the answer that ...
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Deleted comments - why, and how can we stop it happening?

Possibly related to can we prohibit erasure of comments?... On the thread Asserting that Atheism and Theism are both faith based positions, I posted an answer. There was a short exchange of ...
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Which kinds of Philosophy.SE questions should be taken from (or tolerated in) the HNQ bar to represent our community?

In reference to the recent changes to the Hot Network Question Bar it had been recommended to shape the new rights of moderators per meta discussions: Moderators [now] have the ability to remove ...
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Is it on topic to ask how to consider everyday topics?

I have a couple of areas that Id putting a more considered lens to might be of value. I thought they may be applicable to Philosophy SE but based on the description and the Q&A I've seen I'm not ...
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Why wasn't Complete List of Fallacies turned into a wiki?

Why not make Complete list of logical fallacies a Wiki or big list, rather than closing it?
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Are questions about logical arguments in cognitive therapy on-topic?

The question How to disprove a social anxiety fear? is closed on Psychology SE because it is about the behavior of an individual. However, reading that question I feel that it is fine to call it a ...
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If A is used to do x, when is x related to A?

There is a meta aspect to this question. Let's say Stack Exchange A allows questions about A and its uses. The question may take the form of: is it legal to use A to do x? The answers can be: Yes No ...
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Should we add a “Homework” Tag?

We have community accepted rules both on phil.SE and SE in general that regard how homework questions should be handled. Here we voted overwhelmingly to agree that homework questions that do not show ...
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What if your question is closed for being unclear and actual experts understand it and may know the answer?

What does it mean if your question is closed for being unclear and actual experts understand it and may be able to answer it? This has happened to me!
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How can I fit this question about class into the site remit?

Is there anything analogous to the withdrawal of labour in a mass strike, on the internet? Obviously, Marxists talk about the internet. And e,g. this paper I haven't read (I lack library access) on ...
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Questions that are not authentic questions

Sometimes, not only on philosophy stackexchange but also on other sites on the SE network, we usually have ideas that are not exactly questions to be answered, but rather topics to discuss with other ...
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Questions about God

Isn't the knowledge of the non-existence of "God" objective? This question has attracted answers that would make it a good reference for a whole range of related (and not very good) ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2019

2019 is here! And with the new year, as usual, comes a new iteration of Community Promotion Ads! Let’s refresh these for the coming year :) What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...
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Again I am blocked from asking questions

I asked this question after long time of being blocked . Is harming others always considered bad? By the way the above Question is not closed or flagged . But I am blocked again , Is there any ...
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Surely questions about class struggle are “on topic”?

Is this off-topic? Is there anything analogous to the withdrawal of labour in a mass strike, on the internet?
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Are philosophical questions about non-academic literature on topic?

Prompted by: What did Frank Herbert mean when he said “humans do not have equal ability”, concerning equality? No subject matter can be said to be the exclusive purview of its own academic domain. ...
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Should we edit the “on topic” site of the help center?

The policy regarding on-topic There are some recent questions on meta that ask for the actual policy on subjective or not perfectly formed questions and answers. Obviously, this is still a bit ...
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Are we currently deleting too many questions and answers?

Perhaps it's my imagination, but it seems like there has been a sharp uptick in the number of deleted questions and answers, lately, and that both are being deleted when they could better be edited, ...
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Aren't non-religious posts about God's epistemology on topic?

Placing this post on hold seems inconsistent with guidance provided in Philosophy Meta (examples: here and here) as well as other posts relating to God and epistemology which are not getting closed (...
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Is there hats data from previous years?

I got a new hat today and put it on and started looking around on the Winter Bash 2018 pages. There's more there than I realized. There is a home page where (if you log in) you can see your hats ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Am I attracting negative votes due to my popularity?

I can't make sense of why questions like Does the pessimistic meta-induction say that best scientific theories may be untrue, or merely not true about reality? are being downvoted and voted to ...
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When should a post be deleted?

This question was inspired by this deleted answer: https://philosophy.stackexchange.com/a/59184/4555 . The answer was both correct, and sourced with a link. In fact, it was better than the existing ...
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Is there a way to see statistics on this site's usage?

After a recent question about Reddit, I was wondering whether we have current data to site statistics such as the one linked to in this answer from Joseph Weissman to an old question about promoting ...