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Why was the question about Socrates' possible influence on Jesus closed?

I'm having trouble understanding why Did Jesus try to copy Socrates? got closed. I read it as a question about the influence of a philosopher on 'something else' (and that 'something else' is ...
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(REOPENED) How to not confuse people about what I'm asking [with Adorno/culture q]?

On this question, I ask a specific question how is Adorno suggesting we respond to culture, to regain out particularity? But the question was closed. The moderator first claimed to not ...
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Can a question be too broad even if it asks a specific not broad question?

Can a question be too broad even if it asks a specific not broad question? e.g. If Christian ethics are poison to Nietzsche's higher types -- what about conventional aesthetics? seems not to be ...
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Moderator advancing their own agenda?

This editing of my post is completely ridiculous. The claim stands and has citation of reference in support of the claim: https://philosophy.stackexchange.com/a/42152/23399 Keelan is insisting ...
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Can I help with the commuity wiki?

Can I help with the commuity wiki? Should I? I think what does X mean for Y questions would be a great addition, for philosophy.stackexchange E.g.: What is "intuition" for Kant?
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Titles that ask “X on Y”?

Titles that ask "X on Y", are they permitted? Two recent examples: Nietzsche on the idea of Alienation and Quine on higher set theory
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user was removed

I received a message saying "user was removed" that was accompanied by a change in reputation and I would like to see what was removed. How can I do that?
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How do I phrase my concern so that it suitable for the forum?

I want to solicit ideas how to create a theory of a "transcendental space" where nonlinear models for such things as the weather, neurodynamics, semiotics, memetics, love, and Jungian archetypes can ...
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Is this question too psychological to ask?

There's I suppose some overlap with cognitive therapy, but it may have some (it probably doesn't) philosophical interest? How to believe: are there rules of thumb? e.g. don't believe what everyone ...
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Counterfactuals on philosophy.stackexchange?

One of the mods said something I found curious Migrated to History, but now that I think about it maybe counter-factual really isn't appropriate anywhere on SE -- outside possibly worldbuilding?...
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How clear do we have to be about the use of a term to ask a question that contains it?

According to Confucius, can non-virtue be learned ... This is an interesting idea, but it seems like we first need to (a) know whether virtue can be learned, (b) know what Confucians would ...
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How to get away from “what have you found out so far” comments but also not confusing people as to what the question is?

How to get away from "what have you found out so far" comments but also not confusing people as to what the question is? This question seems to be a good example of what I mean. I ask my question in ...
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Is there anything up with users asking a lot of questions?

Is there anything up with users asking a lot of questions? What about questions that go unanswered? Is this bad stackiquette?
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Quit voting the person who asks the question

This question, which inludes some nice trivia (i.e. is clearly researched), is clear, and could even prompt some interesting replies, got downvoted, with no explanation. This question about ...
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What is wrong with my question about needing help understanding Deleuzian realism?

Check out this post. Why is this still on hold after I have modified it to bring it in line with the editors' expectations?
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Why are there so few women in the philosophy SE, or are there?

I came across this blog post about how philosophy has lagged behind other disciplines when it comes to gender parity and diversity. It then struck me that I've always assumed that the vast majority ...
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Is the use of the word “philosophy” a topic for philosophy SE?

The present question has been inspired by a question in philosophy SE which has been put on hold as off topic, to my surprise. My question is however general in character, and does not pertain to one ...
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Why the definition of life isn't a question of philosophy?

I wrote a question asking what is the definition of life about 2-3 weeks ago. It got first put on a hold, I pledged it's a legitimate question but nobody heard me and it eventually got deleted. The ...
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Possible resolution of conflict

After watching the incendiary situation regarding a certain question (here and here), I was wondering if I could pose a solution. I was thinking that if I or someone else asked the question on the ...
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How is this not a “serious” question?

Also, if this is an example of "pushing a personal agenda" then how can it be reworded such that the philosophical investigation is allowed? "Do Genes Dream Of Djinni's?" Are genes adequate for ...
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The rush to label

As an example of rhetoric which pigeon-holes an author with a label instead of examining a position, I find this answer typical of responses in this community: Then you appear to be either a moral ...
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Why was the question about set-theoretic polytheism closed?

I'm having trouble understanding why this question was closed: https://philosophy.stackexchange.com/questions/41307/what-might-be-traditional-monotheisms-responses-to-set-theoretic-polytheism To me, ...
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Questions if arguments or interpretations are correct

On math.SE, a “question and answer site for people studying math at any level and professionals in related fields”, it's no problem to post your own solution of a problem and ask if it is correct. On ...
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Can we downvote for close reasons? Vice versa?

I was somewhat annoyed that this question seems to have gotten a downvote for reasons which are included in the close option. specifically, for being too broad. Are those sorts of downvotes suitable? ...
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Do I need to explain every word I use so that someone with no prior knowledge of the question can answer it? [duplicate]

Do I need to explain every word I use so that someone with no prior knowledge of the question can answer it? e.g. Is every mistake or reactionary form of Marxism "substitutionalist"?
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How do we tell when we're asking questions without answers?

How do we tell when we're asking questions without answers? I think this is what I've been doing, intransingently. https://philosophy.stackexchange.com/questions/40937/how-do-atheists-discuss-the-...
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How does the 'bumped to the homepage' algorithm work?

Occasionally I see the a question marked: bumped to the homepage by Community♦ 20 hours ago This question has answers that may be good or bad; the system has marked it active so that they can ...
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Do logic questions belong in Philosophy SE or Math SE?

It was my understanding that questions concerning formal logic (classical, propositional, predicate, etc.) were welcome in the Philosophy SE. Counter to my intuition, this question regarding how to ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2017

It is a bit late into this new year, being that we're already in the second month, but we are now cycling the Community Promotion Ads for 2017! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion ...
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Are we required to do exegetical work?

Consider this question: How can effects be thinkable without a law of causality?. This is a pretty interesting question, which I would very much like to discuss with others. The question is, however, ...
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Where does this belong to 'flaws in my mantra'?

I wanted to ask a question to detect flaws in a mantra. But I am not entirely sure wether this(mainsite) is the place to ask it. To be conrete, the mantra would be: 'Consume only things that you can ...
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Antagonistically quoting someone`

This is more information for moderators, than a question. I am going to start marking comments that directly quote what I said elsewhere, or allude pointlessly to previous arguments, with the obvious ...
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Downvotes via reasoning from analogy

Are downvotes via reasoning from analogy really justified? I don't think so, that it just shows laziness, if not ignorance. e.g. this question seems to be being downvoted on the grounds that it is ...
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Want to ask a question about Creationism and Evolution

What are the rational objections raised against Creationism? Creationism is the belief that the universe was created in six days as some interpret is stated in the Bible. I have been following the ...
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How does Kant's view apply to military intervention in the affairs of another state?

Need to frame this question, proceeding from the meta question here. Is this question ready for asking on the Real Philosophy stackex (not meta?) I have briefly read through and viewed some ...
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Do we need to explain why we are asking a question on philosophy.stackexcange?

Do we need to explain why we are asking a question on philosophy.stackexcange? I ask because I think that's why this question generated some annoyance.
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What percent of votes do you think are actually correct?

Roughly what percent of votes, on philosophy.stackexchange, up down or to close, do you think are actually correct? I'm guessing about 1/2. As an example of incorrect voting e.g. I have this, which ...
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I asked this question in Politics, is it acceptable to ask it here?

This question seems to be directly related to Kant morality. Is there anything I need to change in the question to ask it in Philosophy? https://politics.stackexchange.com/questions/14091/in-the-...
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Do we accept answers based on sacred texts (on theological questions)?

Lately there have been some flags on answers citing sacred texts to theological questions. Examples include this and this, but it is not restricted to western religions (this for instance). At first, ...
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Can I ask multiple questions in one go?

Say I've read a philosophical book and I formulate some questions about this book about the reasoning the philosopher uses. Specific questions like: The philosopher puts forth these arguments ..., ...
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Since when is this OK?

This "question" is simply the author's attempt to put as many ideas unique to me in one place as he easily can, and label them stupid. There is such a thing as simple abuse and this man has crossed ...
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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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flag/close reasons: trollery?

the reason I want to flag/close a question is because it is simply incoherent, and possibly the work of a troll. but none of the options available cover this. can we add something along these lines ...
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Socratic Discussion

Seeing how I do not have the reputation points to ask this on meta. Would this site be eligible to have a Socratic Discussion? I have been looking through the purpose of this site, and found that ...
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can we do something about libelous comments?

is there anything we can do about libelous remarks? I have recently been viciously attacked in starkly libelous terms. ok this is the web, you takes your chances, but I think a line must be drawn if ...
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Peer Pressure Badge

I have to admit that I find it to be very humiliating to be the recipient of a peer pressure badge and I have lost some respect for myself over it. Is there anyone else who feels this badge should be ...
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I just want to draw attention to a sarcastic and annoying exchange i've had [closed]

6-8 people dislike the question within 2 hours: why? Good question for meta IMO. One answer has 7 upvotes, but it is not specific. A comment tries for something more specific, and it has 5 votes. I ...
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Can I ask a question to answer it, instead of pushing a personal philosophy?

Can I ask a question to answer it, instead of pushing a personal philosophy? i.e. to see if my answer is a good one, by looking at votes and comments.
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How is this answer not “good subjective”?

This answer https://philosophy.stackexchange.com/posts/38028/revisions, was labelled with the "citations needed" type flag and the comment here was made Asymmetry of consciousness?. According the the ...
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Is the description of the site appropriate? [duplicate]

The short description next to the philosophy site reads.. For those interested in logical reasoning. Isn't this a somewhat limiting description of philosophy with a strong analytical bias?