Philip Klöcking
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Can we ask questions about feminism?
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Feminism had quite an impact in philosophy as I take it, especially in ethics. There are entries on SEP and Wikipedia that deal specifically with touching points/topics between philosophy and ...

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Why bother down voting?
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From the help center [bolded mine]: Voting up a question or answer signals to the rest of the community that a post is interesting, well-researched, and useful, while voting down a post signals the ...

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Can't we just accept that there are philosophical questions that people ask that aren't from reading a book?
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I think no one in their right minds would say that this kind of question does not exist or is not asked. The problem is not about whether we accept that people ask these questions. It is not like we ...

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Lost 120 pts. 3 Users Removed Same Day
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This was due to violations of our rules in which several different accounts were involved. The violations happened across several communities. Please understand that we will not discuss publicly who ...

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Where is the appropriate place to ask about Shahab al-Din Yahya ibn Habash Suhrawardi, cited as founder of the philosophy of illuminationism?
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Given the Wikipedia article and the quote are correct, I see nothing wrong in exploring his writings in the context of Philosophy.SE: He seemingly argued for a cosmology, including some kind of a ...

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I just want to apologise
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I am caught in a dilemma here: As a moderator, I will (have to!) close this thread, as it is not discussing contents or mechanics of Philosophy.SE. As a person, I nevertheless feel obliged to ...

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Friends, Are We Not Philosophers: Is This Place a Bazaar or a Cathedral?
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A discussion long overdue First off, I very much welcome any discussion or discourse. This community essentially is a cathedral, which is a pity and it does not even fit the StackExchange model. We ...

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What’s up with this cargo cult style of answers?
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To be fair, I am increasingly annoyed by wall-of-text like musings which tangentially touch the actual question, are written in pseudo-lecturing style and lack any depth, useful reference, or actual ...

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Is this site dying?
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A general problem with philosophy.SE indeed is that humanities work kind of differently compared to, say, mathematics or programming. The main problem is that the kind of questions which arise in ...

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2018 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection
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How would you delimitate "philosophy" as the subject matter of this site? Is every more or less "deep" thought philosophy or are qualifications in content and/or style necessary in order to make this ...

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Are basic philosophy questions "primarily opinion-based" (and therefore we close them)?
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Just look at this help center page. You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face. Chatty, open-ended questions diminish the usefulness of our site and ...

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Do we want a custom "sensitive topic" notice?
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I, personally, am very much in favour of this possibility. It has become a common trope that we have to heavily moderate comments and answers, sometimes simply because of people becoming involved, ...

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'Test My Theory' style questions
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Questions of this style should be voted to close. Actually, this is an explicit reason to close, you can find it under "Off-topic, because...": Questions that push a personal philosophy with no ...

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Should there be a "reopen/undelete suggestions" thread on meta?
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Yes, we should have such threads Sometimes good posts (questions and answers alike) are forgotten and never appear in the review queue after closure or deletion (there needs to be at least one vote ...

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Yechaim Weiss, Might I Address Your Answer?
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This is one of two answers (the other one will follow later this day). This one focuses on StackExchange and its nature. It think the OP contains the background content of assumptions about SE and how ...

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Discussion shouldn't be moved to chat
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If they provide necessary clarification, this should be edited into the question and answer proper. Comments are temporarily by nature and if one wants to have information contained therein to be ...

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A plea for tolerance
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There does not seem to be a particular user routinely downvoting you, since this kind of voting pattern would be automatically detected and we would get a notification. Also, this is like the 3rd? ...

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Is this site dying?
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I think we could realise the StackExchange model (mind, "Experts answer your questions") more rigorously. The real question ever since I joined this site is: Do we want to? I remember several tries ...

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When should a post be deleted?
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My guess is that it is because it is literally a bad word-by-word copy from wikipedia - without disclosure and proper quoting or sourcing. Failing to add any content or context to a source or to ...

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The validity of the moderator's election : Is it deteriorating?
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TL;DR If we analyse what the figures would mean in terms of political elections, one can argue that we have a voting outcome of 47.4%, which really is not too bad. Longer answer 368 visited the site ...

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Can we ask about best translations or critical/scholarly editions here?
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There are a number of (not closed!) questions regarding the best translation/edition, including on Kant, Hegel, Chinese philosophy or several dialogues of Plato. Just search for "translation" or "...

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Why not change the name of the site to phobosophy?
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I can only speak for myself, but I would not delete an answer that argues with actual citations and sources as long as it answers the actual question. I would also never delete a question that is an ...

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Asking a series of questions to create an online resource
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I think one should not try to develop a kind of commentary for the whole book. But what seems fine to me and in fact a very good idea is trying to ask questions based on the text that adress all ...

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Friends, how can we shift from meta Q&A to action?
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To be honest, we do have such a mechanism: Open a Meta discussion, offer several (diametrical or at least competing) views in answers, and count the votes. The art of using meta that way is to have a ...

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Friends, Are We Philosophers and What is the Purpose of This Site?
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Philosophical questions and questions about philosophy are hard to disentangle at times, but as a rule of thumb, it is definitely more correct to say that the site is indeed suitable for questions ...

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How many good answers before question asking is restored?
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I'm not quite sure the answer is correct on that particular point. The help center article does not state anything which suggests answers have any effect on question bans whatsoever. In fact, the ...

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Asking a brand new question that has never been answered before counts as a bad question?
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The reason your question attracted downvotes is already explained here on meta and in the comments: The title question has nothing to do with the body of the question The body of the question mixes a ...

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After I asked this question I was blocked from asking questions
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You have been automatically blocked from asking due to a number of badly received questions. This is not about the last question in particular. Also, there is nothing we can do about it. Only you can ...

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Fake users with fake questions?
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I checked the examples given and can assure you that they do not have anything to do with one another or more regular users. I'm afraid the perceived raise in numbers regarding basic logic questions ...

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Restoring an intuitionism answer
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It seems you are referring to this answer. It was deleted by jobermark himself, seemingly after a comment by the question owner implied that it was not exactly what he was looking for. Thus, since ...

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