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Definition and Scope

Definition and Scope Indicate research and reflection. Without recourse to another thinker or text, I need more explanation that the concern is topical. Context matters a student of philosophy can ...
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Cross-Group.SE Questions: Logic-friendly keyboards

Where's a better place to ask about how to easily include existential and universal quantifiers, and other common logic symbols, when typing on an iOs device? Here, where people will know how to ...
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Can I ask question about Philosophy of Love/flirt here?

it sounds like a interesting topic and I got few questions in my mind that I would like to ask and increase my knowledge and understanding of flirt & just wonder if I can ask related question here ...
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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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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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What is “The Friendly Philosophers Guide to Philosophy SE: A Framework and First Principles?”

What is "The Friendly Philosophers Guide to Philosophy SE: A Framework and First Principles?" (The intent of this question is to serve as a landing place for providing guidance to newbies to ...
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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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Is educating yourself much more difficult than being educated? Why? Is it just a motivation thing?

Is educating yourself much more difficult than being educated? Why? Is it just a motivation thing? I hope that's OK to ask. Anyone who uses this site frequently probably has an interest in learning, ...
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What does « answering a question » mean?

Since StackExchange is about asking and answering questions, I came up with this problem : what is the criterion of a valid answer ? I suppose it is a matter of the type of question you are asking, i....
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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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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 ...
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Student assignments

I believe that blatant student-assignment questions like this one should be closed, but I don't think that any of the current reasons for closing apply clearly to this case. How is this situation ...
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Help create a Greek SE!

Ancient Greek is germane to Philosophy.
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Acceptable to Promote Are51 Proposal on Meta?

Is it acceptable to promote a related Area51 proposal on the meta here? The proposal is for a sociology/anthropology page
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What really does make a question on topic?

I see people asking questions about topics which philosophers really do ask about, and not just in populist terms. Though admittedly framed in a personal way, that's not "pushing a personal ...
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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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I have the answer: only upvotes on questions

What is the justification for having downvotes and not just close votes - on questions? How can a question that fits within the remit of the site, have -ve value? I'm not being facetious, I just don'...
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How do we know the intent of a question asked?

I have seen this Question asked here: Why are you on the internet while you could be outside enjoying the weather It is closed as being of Topic. Most likely this is due to the notion of the ...

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