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Can we remove "theology" from the scope of philosophy.SE?

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 ...
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What should one do about misspelled tags?

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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In tag excerpts how to treat philosophical views fairly?

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 ...
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I've added a simple tag

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 ...
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Do we really need the 'concept' tag?

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 ...
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Tags like libertarianism

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 ...
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Do we need the conditionals tag?

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

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....
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Defference of a Biology/Taxonomy question to Philosophy

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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Defference of a Biology/Taxonomy question to Philosophy

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 ...
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Defference of a Biology/Taxonomy question to Philosophy

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, ...
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Can we remove "theology" from the scope of philosophy.SE?

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 ...
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The Great Philosophy.SE Tag Cleanup of 2012

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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