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Can we? sure. Should we? no. We already have 300+ questions tagged Theology, including one of top ten highest voted questions. By construction, the nature of what is or is not on-topic for a given SE is determined by sociological considerations, not formal semantic ones -- an SE is what the users choose it to be. Given the number, and relatively high ...


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Simply edit the questions to link to the right tags. Once the misspelled tags have no questions that link to them, they will be automatically removed (see this meta question).


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Let's leave aside the meta-ness of the simple tag. The other problem with it is that every question and every good answer to every question should be "simple" - it should not contain superfluous details. It should get to the point. It should use technical terms when necessary (and provide references to more obscure technical terms or references). The end ...


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I propose that we have libertarianism for libertarianism in political philosophy and libertarianism-free-will for the other one, since the former is clearly more common (in philosophy, not on this site). Same for rationalism, and for any other tags which might be like this. And their descriptions should be updated to avoid confusion.


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As far as I can tell, we gain absolutely nothing by adding a separate tag for conditionals.


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There is a question Concept as a Mental Representation that is an example of a question that is about concepts themselves, and just looking through the list there are maybe 2 or 3 others. Seems like we should remove those tags from the other questions.


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The tag wiki excerpt should explain how the tag is to be used on this website—what questions it should be applied to and what it means here (in cases where we have a different or slightly different meaning than the normally accepted meaning). The excerpt should not attempt to define the entire concept, and certainly not in a philosophically rigorous way. The ...


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Religion and theology are not identical. Religion is (as the term is used in academia) primarily a sociological phenomenon and an academic discipline from the 19th Century and beyond (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religious_studies). Theology is the study of God within a specific religious tradition (often but not always Christianity). Philosophy of ...


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Sorry for the very short answer, which is due to my limited time available, but a question to that effect has already been asked and answered here: What essential properties make us human?


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In my head ideally this is a reference request to major works in the philosophy of biology that might deal with some of these questions. I would try to pose the specific problem you're facing in terms of a referential question (i.e., what are some major works/positions in the philosophy of biology dealing with the definition of life?) as directly as you can ...


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This is a good question, because it highlights the idea that science and philosophy are not two crisp classes with no overlap in activity. Every science has a body of philosophy in it (and in fact, the philosophy of science is the starting point for each other philosophy, including the philosophy of biology, and it's a fine turn of the words that puts a ...


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Background I don't generally sympathize with the logical positivism style blanket rejection of metaphysics; a pov which questioners like this one carry. However... When I see questions like this standing without a single vtc or even downvote so far I must ask the question that @mr.kennedy asks though from a quite different place: How come this is allowed ...


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I had asked for an 'applied-ethics' tab to be created, in one of my questions. In response, @MoziburUllah created the 'practical-ethics' tab, which was supposed to fill that need (see first comment there). Feel free to ask this user what the rationale was behind 'practical-ethics' vs. 'applied-ethics' (I assume it's a regional thing), but I very much think ...


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Non-ASCII characters in tags must currently be enabled per-site, and are reserved for sites where the primary language isn't English. LaTeX in tags is right out. I've added goedel as a synonym.


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Bumping this thread. I've been sorting through questions with the "terminology" tag. Some seem to be a good fit. In other cases, it seems completely unnecessary and counterproductive as a tag.


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