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Why was my original answer to a question on the distinction between metaphysics and mysticism deleted?

I answered this question on the differences between mysticism amd metaphysics was deleted three years ago by a mod without any acknowledgement to me that this had been done. Why? I only discovered it ...
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Does this question belong on this site?

Does this question belong on this site? Rovelli's preferred emergent frame - A new stance on "Newton's bucket vs Leibniz relationals"? The commenter seems think not? I personally ...
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Why was this answer to "In category theory, why do we meet more left adjoints than right adjoints?" deleted?

This answer was converted to a comment and deleted. In category theory, why do we meet more left adjoints than right adjoints Yes, philosophy has an answer. Our universe is contingent. There are many ...
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Is this a good question?

Which branch combines solipsism and monism? Which branch of philosophy builds upon and whole-heartedly accepts that only self exists and the universe is the part/creation of self by eliminating the ...
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How can I incentivize the conversion of some of these comments to answers?

So for far too many questions I've asked I have received answers but in the form comments. While I am truly grateful, I am also fearsome that these comments can be lost (by deletion)? And I think it ...
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Why do people keep deleting my answers on this question (and without notifying me)

Are there moral theories that don't care about free will and agency? I'm really confused. The first time, the answer took some time to write. My answers to this question did not obviously ...
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2021: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the preceding calendar year. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange ...
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What to do with COVID comments/answers

This question gets a lot of activity that is not philosophic in nature: Is it ethical to convince someone to get vaccinated? I believe it has seen multiple rounds of deletions, but people still join ...
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What should I be "informed" about to cast votes?

Apparently, I need to be "informed" to cast a vote. Or should be The question is, is it informed, and that's an empirical question. But before I lay bare your "expertise", I want ...
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What is bad with my questions and how I can improve them?

I made some questions, that had no being very well recived. I would like some suggetions about how to improve it, and some explanations/hypothesis of why is no being well recived. Questions: Could ...
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Does extra-, intra-polation fall under abduction, induction or deduction?

I have a question about my Philosophy Stack Exchange post: Does extra-, intra-polation fall under abduction, induction or deduction? Why was this closed? How can I edit it to reopen it?
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Procedure for Asking a Question about a Extremely Controversial Topic

There is a question I want to ask, but it is about an extremely controversial position in sexual ethics. I think there is a technical error in the logic one prominent philosopher uses to support this ...
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Is there an option to have pinned posts on the main site?

I know this might need to be a feature request on Meta.SE but I wanted to know if there might already be some option to do this. I'm thinking of how we can have information available for new (and not-...
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Should I use philosophy stackexchange?

Sometimes I have a philosophical question. So I want to ask it in philosophy stackexchange. Then I type something in the title line and there are similar questions, that makes me question my own ...
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Is Philosophy ever going to have a design?

I love designing SE sites, though I am not exactly hired by SE. All I do is make custom styles and let anyone think about it. In that case, after looking around, this Stack Exchange site is the oldest ...
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Are "pop philosophy" questions on topic?

E.g. there was a recent question here on what it means to "be yourself", which is a buzzword in many self-help books and in some popular-culture contexts (and slightly more seriously in some ...
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For Reference (and discussion if you want): Comparison 2019-2020 Review Queues

After seeing 2020 Year in Moderation I've taken the liberty of comparing it to last year's Review. Specifically, what draws my attention was the comparison of the Review Queues. Thought if I was ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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What actually is this question asking?

I read the question Does knowledge exist outside human consciousness?. I was so confused. I couldn't figure out what the question was. I think that sometimes the best person at explaining what a ...
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Should there be a "reopen/undelete suggestions" thread on meta?

There's a thread - actually, series of threads - on math.stackexchange for people to nominate questions/answers for reponening/undeletion as appropriate. I think the same type of thread would be ...
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Why close/delete questions about simulations?

Recently today two questions about simulations that I worked on were closed/deleted. Is this just a coincidence or is somebody going around removing questions about simulations because they disagree ...
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Friends, should we not adopt a rubric for Q&A?

Paul Ross in a response suggested that a rubric might be in order. Friends, what exactly is the difference between 'being a philosopher' and 'being a philosophy SME'? He suggested as ...
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Friends, how can we shift from meta Q&A to action?

In a prior meta Q&A, it was suggested that moderators would benefit from clarifications from the community. Certainly, our moderators currently are even-handed, but there seems to me to be a myth ...
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Yechaim Weiss, Might I Address Your Answer?

(I'm still experimenting with this site, so I'm trying out alternatives for having discourse within the confines of the current technology. I have created a tag 'experimental'. It is my belief that in ...
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Friends, how do we deal with near-meaningless use of language in low-quality answers?

I think Philosophy SE has lost the plot. I know there are numerous Phi SE regulars who know their stuff (Quite brilliant if I add), how does this pass through? Since it's here I will put this here too:...
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Friends, how is it that a one line answer can have 22 votes, and another can be deleted for low quality?

Is it because it contains capitals? I didn't add any references, but then I'd say about 2% of the content here does so, at least in any useful sense. It answers the question and is not just an opinion ...
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Are questions about religious constructions on topic?

I was recently wondering about the possible philosophical thought journey that led religious scholars to create some religious concepts (such as Heaven). I am not interested in the religious part of ...
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Are quote identifications on-topic?

In particular, is the below question on-topic? The quote "Always go too far, because that's where you'll find the truth" has been attributed to Albert Camus in various places on the ...
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Are questions about educational tools relating to philosophy on-topic?

I'm given this note of the page Autonomy in Moral and Political Philosophy from Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. I would like to know how to access it from the main page. Is this kind of question ...
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What does removal from site for reasons of moderation mean

When I went to search for this question: https://philosophy.stackexchange.com/questions/74217/is-equality-as-a-political-goal-meaningless/74227#74227, which had earlier been closed, I was confronted ...
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What to do with multiple posting?

After posting various questions (that are similar, but different - during the time frame permitted by the community, with a space of 40min between each), I received the following comments With 4 ...
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Would a question such as this about moral choices made by elected politicians be on-topic and potentially answered here?

In Politics SE I'd posted the reference-request, political-theory and political-science tagged question Writings advising elected politicians on how to make hard choices which dropped to -4 votes ...
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What is the current state of health of Philosophy SE?

I'm asking this question on account of the recent meta post: Is everything OK at Stack Exchange now? and in continuance of the dialog in : What's going on with our lack of nominations? which ...
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What can we learn from a practical exercise of simple questions and closure?

Introduction As an exercise I initiated in order to stimulate dialogue about the nature of how affairs happen and are governed here most notably the sequence below, I introduced a simple question with ...
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Friends, what exactly is the difference between 'being a philosopher' and 'being a philosophy SME'?

Much as the synthetic-analytic divide, which is certainly a stroke of metaphysical genius entreats us to take propositions and dichotomize them, so too do Quine's attacks on that distinction force us ...
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Friends, Are We Not Philosophers: Is This Place a Bazaar or a Cathedral?

Ladies, Gentlemen, and everyone in between, but particularly PhilSE: Moderators, I have now been gleefully contributing for a year, experimenting with the psychology and technology at play in this ...
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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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Questions related to references of reproducibility of scientific results

I'm looking for reading on a problem within life-sciences regarding collecting more data, and not designing better experiments. This is a sandboxing question, and also I wonder about appropriateness ...
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Friends, how could a question about an idea with its own article in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy be closed as off-topic?

1) Why was the following post closed? What does "disposition" mean in a philosophical context? It's clearly a question of analytic philosophy related to the philosophy of mind and indirectly ...
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Would "Wherefore does the universe exist?" be an acceptable question for stack philosophy?

The question Wherefore does the universe exist? Is about metaphysics - the nature of being and reality And I would evaluate it on the following constructive questions criteria as: inspire answers ...
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Deletion Of Posts Concerning Epoché And Trance In Phenomenology

Recently I learned about the deletion of my posts that I submitted about an year ago. To me it meant loss of knowledge that the answers and comments provided. What are the reasons for deletion of ...
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Why's HLA Hart “unhappy” about “objective” and “subjective”?

https://philosophy.stackexchange.com/q/73330 got deleted before I can reply to Joseph Weissman♦'s comment? I was wondering if you might be able to clarify this a little: are you looking for an ...
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How to draw a truth table on Stack Exchange?

I need to draw/input tables, such as truth tables in order to ask and answer questions about logic. Can someone please instruct me on how to make a truth table on this site. My goal is to make a truth ...
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low-quality answers

I get that answering on Philosophy SE doesn't require a degree, but shouldn't the answers be at least slightly academic? I won't link the question here because it could be considered a conflict of ...
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Why should Fitch style logic questions be off-topic?

I've noticed a lot of questions about Fitch style logic getting off-topic close votes. But I couldn't see this decision that they're off-topic in Meta. A couple of examples: fitch proof chapter 13 (...
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Is there a "philosophy overflow" website?

There is math stack exchange, and there is also mathoverflow, which is for more advanced math questions. And although it is not on the stack exchange family of websites, there is also a ...
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How to get clarity on the reason for question closure so that question can be improved?

How can I find out why a question was closed so as to improve the question? I just had a question closed here. The reason given is that it "needs more focus." At the bottom I reproduce what ...
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What can I do in my specific case to show my positive contribution to the site to get my question ban lifted?

What can I do in my specific case to show my positive contribution to the site to get my question ban lifted? I just asked this question several different ways on the SE meta site and the answer ...
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Asking a brand new question that has never been answered before counts as a bad question?

Is Haskell Curry's unconventional way of defining True(x) incorrect? Closed. This question is opinion-based. It is not currently accepting answers. Update the question so it can be answered with ...
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After I asked this question I was blocked from asking questions

What is there about this question that is so bad that I should be blocked from asking questions? Is Haskell Curry's unconventional way of defining True(x) incorrect?
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