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Defference of a Biology/Taxonomy question to Philosophy

What are the sufficient criteria that make an entity a living homo sapiens? [on hold] It is sadly common to see OPs not really understanding that terms definition is a question of philosophy. Unless ...
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Theology tag equivalence

About this question around the statement God is good. I am no theologian, and question seemed about theology so I let it be. I noticed that a subsequent edit removed the theology tag. So assuming ...
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What should one do about misspelled tags?

There is a new tag, "etthics". It is a misspelling of "ethics". I suggested that "etthics" be a synonym for "ethics", but, now that I think about it, that is not what I would like to see happen ...
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Scope of the tag “logic”

In the last 24 hours, several have had the tag "logic" removed from them. There seems to be a "logic" about this, but I'm not sure I follow it in every case. First, several where I agree: Is this a ...
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In tag excerpts how to treat philosophical views fairly?

500 characters are not much to describe a philosophical view without “lack of demarcation” and still treat it fairly. The current libertarianism tag excerpt (written by me): A political philosophy ...
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General Philosophy StackExchange Questions

I study computer science and intend to work in that, so I'm more frequently on anything closely related to StackOverflow, which might be more core to StackExchange than this particular area of the ...
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Can we remove “theology” from the scope of philosophy.SE?

The SE communities already include Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, Islam and there is even a Biblical Hermeneutics community. Anyone posting theological questions can consult those communities. ...
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Tags like libertarianism

So we have here certain very confusing tags, like rationalism or even worse libertarianism. Tags become confusing if they lack a description (usage guidance). So what should the well-meaning person ...
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Do we need the conditionals tag?

Lately there have been many suggested edits to add a new conditionals tag. I've been accepting these because strictly speaking they're correct. However, do we need that tag? It seems that logic is ...
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Make “physics” a tag synonym to “philosophy-of-physics”

I think that physics should be a synonym to philosophy-of-physics, similarly to how the tags mathematics and science have been treated (they are now synonyms). This would be most consistent with ...
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Is there a better way of describing/etc. the “Logic” tag?

I don't really have any concrete suggestions, but it seems that a lot of the questions where people not entirely familiar with the purpose of the subreddit who are asking general "philosophical ...
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Do we really need the 'concept' tag?

Is not every question about some concept? I'm wondering if this is not way too unspecific to be a useful tag at all. It's a bit like having a 'numbers' tag on Math.SE. I could see the use of 'number-...
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I've added a simple tag

Meant for questions that should be easily understandable by all speakers of a language used. I've asked a question I think fits it. My hope is that it will be used for keeping both questions and ...
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What is the value of the practical ethics tag?

I don't really see the value of the "practical ethics" tag. Maybe this is a difference between philosophy in America and elsewhere, but I would understand: applied ethics vs. normative ethics vs. ...
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Changing the Gödel-tag

Although the name is sometimes written without the umlaut as Godel , proper German orthography is to write it Goedel if the dots are omitted. Wikipedia Assuming that [tag:gödel] doesn't work, could ...
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TAGS: “Language” vs. “Philosophy of Language”?

What is the difference between "language" (on a Philosophy site) and "philosophy of language"? Shouldn't these be tag synonyms?
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Tags: Jurisprudence vs. Philosophy of Law

I would like to have a philosophy-of-law tag. Firstly, I think that jurisprudence and philosophy of law aren't nearly the same thing (I could elaborate on this, but I doubt anyone would be interested ...
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The Great Philosophy.SE Tag Cleanup of 2012

The tags have grown a bit messy. Let's get together and clean them up! Please find a list below of meta-tag candidates for cleanup. Feel free to suggest others in answers! I'll plan to keep the list ...
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Why is there a “Philosophy” tag?

I just noticed that there are 7 questions tagged with philosophy. Is it just me, or is this a terribly ambiguous tag? Should this tag not be removed, so that all questions will have at least a ...
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More specific tags needed to cover questions in logic

The comments posted are pretty useful, I think. I refactored my question to better reflect the problem I see with the current logic tag. I like the feature request linked, it could be elaborated as an ...
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Can someone who knows edit the “logic” tag wiki?

A questioner asked why reason is mapped to logic. Now I'm wondering the same thing. I think the easiest way to clear up the confusion is if someone in the know would edit the tag wiki to clear ...
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Is there any way to make tags of proper names capitalized?

On StackOverflow and many of the other StackExchange sites, it makes sense to normalize tags to all lower case since there's no real distinction between, Perl and perl. (Some would argue there is a ...
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Should we get rid of the name-that-claim tag?

There is one question with the name-that-claim tag. I really don't think that is a useful tag at least in part because of the sort of question that it will encourage. I was about to remove it from the ...
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history and history-of-philosophy tags: which or both? What of philosophy-of-history?

I'd tagged a few questions with history-of-philosophy before I noticed that there was a history tag. (I overlooked the giant clue in the UI.) history strikes me as insufficiently specific because it ...
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How should we tag questions?

How should we tag questions? What tags and tagging strategies might be useful? What tags are specifically unhelpful for this kind of site? Return to FAQ index
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Could we get certain tags to link to Wikipedia in their wiki summaries?

I notice that many, if not all of the tags that so far exist have excellent associated Wikipedia articles. Would it make sense, or is it even possible, to automatically poll information about the ...