Mozibur Ullah
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Can we ask questions about feminism?
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I don't see why not. Its a particular strand in modern philosophy. I don't think they would be flagged off-topic, its simply that very few people in the community have expressed any interest - which ...

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Why does it seem like there are many restrictions regarding asking questions?
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This question is better addressed in meta as its not really a question about Philosophy but about the 'friendliness' of the site. There are biases on this site; as many other sites will have; for ...

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If Continental philosophers can be idiosyncratic and cryptic, why can't SE posts be the same?
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Well, for one thing part of the task of understanding difficult philosophical texts is to to understand how they use language; this means clarifying their references, their presuppositions, and what ...

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I'm just commenting on an unfair instance in the Philosophy s.e. about a question about lyrics in a rock song
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I don't see a specific problem with using rock lyrics or material from any other art form - poetry or film - to help form a question; I tend to think of it as an element of style (though there are ...

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Professional philosophers on Philosophy SE
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Generally speaking, the worst tend to drive out the best; the best by definition being a kind of elite, are few. Consider, for example, the Olympics, an immense amount of training and winnowing out, ...

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2017 Community Moderator Election Results
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Bravo Mr. Klöcking, and commiserations to the rest.

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Is it better to publish an unfinished draft or wait until the answer is absolutely complete?
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I'd suggest that writing a post is far from writing an essay which takes more planning and work; generally, I try to keep my answers short and to the point, so it's more like the notes that might go ...

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How can we promote our apparent goal of getting well-sourced answers?
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Good question! If a good percentage of the community referenced questions and answers then it might be easier to suggest users should do so, without driving people away. It does take some work to ...

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QM, Causation, and the Double Slit Experiment
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Just some comments on this: There's an article on the SEP on backward causation that is useful in this context. Also useful is Bohmian Mechanics which is an important alternative interpretation; it's ...

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Why is Quantum Mechanics on the table, but not Engels?
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I'd say that these kind of questions come up simply from the egalitarian nature of participation on the stack, and being on the net it's going to attract, as noted by others, a disproportionate ...

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Should we have some rules about mathematical logic problems?
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I have quite a strong opinion on this; it's not that I'm against logic, but for it. There's definitely a distinction between philosophical logic and mathematical logic; and we should be encouraging ...

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Is the a bias here in closing / voting on questions
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There is bias, but I think this is because of the demographic that are attracted - scientific and technically literate; but not generally philosophically sophisticated. This is why for example the ...

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Do we accept answers based on sacred texts (on theological questions)?
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How does citing a source seem to propose blindly accepting it? I don't think this problem of 'blindly' believing texts is a problem restricted solely to sacred texts: I've been accused of being a ...

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What to do about answers that are just opinions?
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Some people can take a hint, others don't; unfortunately, if this happens with a new-comer, there's no track record to go on, to decide which way they might go. The optimum, would be to remind them ...

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"Can I understand" questions
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I don't think they're great questions; it's seems more likely to provoke debate and discussion. Surely if a beginner in philosophy is seriously interested in philosophy then they would ask questions ...

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Where may I post questions about taught study?
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On Question 1: I can't imagine psychosis is good for study in general - amongst many other things; and so for either situation you've outlined: the humanities or hard sciences - for all one knows it ...

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Book Recommendations / Catalogues of Books: Yea or Nay
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I suggest we should allow them; so long as the poster says why that particular book is useful; that way it discourages boasting about books or references; and it ought to be aimed at the level of the ...

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How far can we go with editing a (closed) post?
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The original question wasn't answerable as it had no philosophical content; I answered the edited version as an exercise in free composition; mainly because of how the question was phrased: 'votes for ...

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Closing questions that draw opinion-based answers
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Personally, I'd change the site so it allows both - after philosophy is both about dialogue and closely reasoned questions and answers. There ought to be a way of somehow incorporating both; I ...

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Antagonistically quoting someone`
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I've had some behaviour of that kind recently, and I tend to defend myself; I'd rather that comments were taken as they were originally planned to be as a means of asking clarification, or adding more ...

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I recently deleted the following answer
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I think there is a case to say that there is such a thing as the novel of ideas, or a film of ideas; but for sure they are distinct from philosophy proper. I'm not sure it is helpful to merge the two ...

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