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Concerning *the closure* of the question “Is it possible to scientifically determine good and evil?” [closed]

Update. The question has apparently been reverted to its previous state by Lennart Regebro, apparently because he felt that I substantially expanded the question. I feel that my points below apply to ...
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What should we do about reference requests

reference-request-type questions (link) aren't really a good fit for our site based on our current guidelines, but historically the community (YOU) haven't really shown much interest either way (they ...
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Do questions about sociologists/organizational scholars like Latour, Giddens, Simon, and Weick belong on philosophy.SE? [closed]

I'm a social science PhD student and I don't read or reference pure philosophers often. However, there are a number of sociologists/organizational scholars who have written books which straddle the ...
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I request being able to give bonuses to answerers using my credits, if they have outstanding answers [closed]

It would be nice to be able to spend your credits rewarding those who go above and beyond answering questions, or to reward runners-up to the best answer. I've had some amazingly helpful people tell ...
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One-boxing for the SEP in our chat?

SEP doesn't seem to have an API, so presumably the integration would be somewhat 'messy' (involve scraping the page) -- but this would be a really nice-to-have feature in our stack's chat space. A few ...
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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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Can I ask question about work politics and problems [closed]

I am having some problems at work regarding habits, short temper and patterns which is effecting my work progress and want to discuss/find out a way to get out of this mental state and wonder if I can ...
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Philosophy Topic of the Week: Plato!

NOTE: The weekly challenges are suspended until further notice (probably at least until the new year.) You can see the rules and outstanding list of thinkers below. Please feel free to continue to ...
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Should link content be summarized in the answer?

In one of the answers i proposed to Michael Dorfman to expand his answer by summarizing the content by the link he provided. He answered, that trying to summarize a work of philosophy as concise as ...
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Can we ask questions regarding how philosophy has looked at sexuality?

I have a question, and I didn't find answers for it on the net. 'Are there rational reasons why most of people confine themselves to the monotonic, monogamic marital sex?' Sex can be taxonomized ...
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Resources to get started on Philosophy

I want to know if there is a possibility of having a sort of list of resources to get started on philosophy, both in general (which is what I am interested in right now) and in particular themes. I ...
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Summer of Love (of Wisdom): How to drive friendliness?

There's been some global network discussion about how to improve the SE community's response to newcomers. I just wanted to pose a question in the context of Philosophy.SE about how we should read the ...
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Evaluating the feasibility of allowing a subset of maldefined and overly broad questions

Following up with this discussion, I'd like to get the community's opinion on whether you think we should allow questions that are overly broad, poorly defined, lack any real scope, and are ...
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Closing a newcomer's question

This question, posed by a newcomer to Philosophy SE was closed shortly after formulated. The same question was asked at the PHILOS-L mailing list, and it merited the following set of responses from ...
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Bookmarking a question/answer

Is there a mechanism to save or bookmark a particular post for future reference? Something similar to a reddit "Save" and not bookmarking using one's browser.
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How many times can one accept or unaccept an answer?

What is the etiquette regarding accepting or unaccepting answer more than once? Actually, it deals with my question on large numbers. First I accepted an answer, then unaccepted it and accepted ...
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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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Happy birthday, Philosophy.SE!

Well, friends, it's been a whole year since we kicked off Philosophy.SE! I wanted to take a moment to reflect on our achievements and consider the road ahead. I'd love to hear about your favorite ...
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Please introduce $LaTeX$ to Philosophy SE [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: LateX/WebteX availability? It would really be helpful to have it in discussions concerning formal logic. Here's the most recent example I know of where it would be helpful: &...
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Can I please see my deleted questions? [closed]

I would really appreciate it. I want to learn from my mistakes and perhaps ask there somewhere else more appropriate. Look, I've tried hard to improve. As you see, my last question is still closed, ...
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Should I provide a background for a question about metaphysics and software development?

I have a question about the relationship between metaphysics and a software development activity called "domain modeling". The metaphysics part of the question is very basic and must be quite simple ...
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Philosophy Self-Evaluation: How ARE You Doing? [closed]

There are lots of metrics we can use to "measure" a site, and we do, but none of them matter as much as having a healthy and happy site full of interesting questions and expert answers. So, let's ...
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Are we allowed to express our own opinions?

Wikipedia has a fairly strict policy requiring all articles to be written from a neutral point of view (NPOV). In fact, this is one of the five fundamental principles of their site: Wikipedia is ...
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Who are the moderators, and what if they run amok?

I've noticed that some of the users on this site have a diamond (♦) after their user name. Apparently the diamond means they're a moderator, but what does that mean? Who are the diamond moderators? ...
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Is Joseph Weissman doing a reasonable job as diamond mod?

I have lost all confidence in the judgement of diamond moderator Joseph Weissman. I just don't think he is doing a good job. Cody Gray, the other diamond, dislikes me just as much as Joseph Weissman, ...
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FAQ for Philosophy.SE

Community FAQ For Philosophy.SE, a site in the Stack Exchange 2.0 network You may also wish to review the community FAQ for all sites in the StackExchange network. Content Asking questions What ...
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What's with closing this question on nietzsche's style?

Here I ask a question about the geneology which tries to understand why I should accept the argument style. The question is about nietzsche's "aphoristic" style, which Cody Gray has said "would be a ...
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Please undelete this answer

This question is about the Tractatus, and the role of different logics. The answer I gave is explaining the fact that the logic you use is largely conventional, in that any alternate logic, once ...
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A non-nietzsche deleted answer— how to fix?

Here is an answer to a different question: To what extent does our knowledge derive from the senses? . This answer is straightforward computational view of the mind, which is Turing's and shared by ...
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Accusation of personal attack, resolving dispute on nietzsche questions

Cody Gray has all but said that I am calling him a fascist here. I had no intent of doing so, and I am 100% sure that he isn't. I was only calling nietzsche a fascist. I don't want to engage in name-...
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Another deleted answer

It seems that people here feel no compunctions about deleting answers. Here is another one that was gotten rid of for no reason I can see---- this one doesn't swear. Here's the question: Which of ...
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My Neitzsche answers: what's wrong with them? (part 1)

After posting a string of answers on Nietzsche questions, my answers were deleted and I got put in the penalty box for a week by moderator Joseph Weissman. I don't understand why—this is both ...
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What other sites are available for debating issues?

The Philosophy.SE site has fairly strict guidelines regarding the types of questions that should be asked. In particular, open-ended questions that elicit discussion fall outside the scope of this ...
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How can I see the text of my deleted questions?

I would like to see the text of my deleted questions, but I can't figure out how to access them. Can somebody please post the text of my deleted questions here?
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Are confirmation of analysis questions desirable?

I have a major essay coming up in my philosophy class, and our teacher has asked us to consider what we want to write about before we actually get the details of the assignment. The general idea, he ...
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New Beta Theme Launched

Your site looks a bit different today. Yes, we are getting rid of the 'Sketchy' look and replacing it with a more-polished and finished design for sites in beta. You can read more about the redesign ...
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Merge “knowledge” and “epistemology” tags?

What is the consensus on merging or symlinking knowledge and epistemology? Are there any reasons why we should need both tags? Although I was in favour of retaining epistemology at first (probably ...
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Are amateur users that have little knowledge about philosophy not “ideal” for philosophy.SE?

After hanging out in philosophy.SE I can easily tell the expectations of the community. Generally sophisticated questions and answers are the ones that are wanted rather than shallow, mediocre ...
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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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What are the criteria for flagging answers as “not answering the question”?

I flagged an answer because it does not answer the question asked. The flag option I selected states: This was posted as an answer, but it does not answer the question. It should possibly be an ...
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Should I post a new answer to a question that already has an accepted answer?

Is it useful and appropriate to answer questions for which an answer has already been selected as the right one? To get a better feeling of how this site works, I started to browse old questions. ...
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Let's run some challenges!

Building on the discussions we have been having about potential new programs, I am considering running a series of (probably weekly) challenges, without prizes (except of course reputation/bragging ...
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Is it regular practice to both close and remove questions?

I have to say I was shocked to find my closed question was removed. The FAQ states, Questions that are extremely off topic, or of very low quality, may be removed at the discretion of the community ...
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Why was my question on alternatives to Wittgenstein closed?

Which if any philosophers might be considered affiliated with Wittgenstein's school of thought or have expressed similar views? In my view, some of the moderators here on Philosophy SE seems to ...
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Suggestions for contests and other programs for Philosophy.SE?

The philosopher of the week program was definitely an interesting experiment. I wanted to open the floor for some feedback on the effort so far -- and perhaps suggestions for any other interesting ...
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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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Are questions concerning movies accepted?

Is it acceptable to open questions, perhaps community wiki-big list, such as asking for movies dealing with genre? To cite an example: I am unsure as to ask the question: What movies depict Cartesian ...
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Let's chat about Locke

In keeping with our first Philosopher Week contest, I thought it might be an interesting experiment to try to execute a brief brainstorming and general discussion session in the chat space. The idea ...
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It's Plato week! [closed]

Plato week has ended, but you can still see the details below if you're interested. A couple weeks ago, we kicked off a series called "Philosopher Week" in order to build up the content we have about ...

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