The things we hold on to can sometimes hold us back. What is your definition of evil? Is it okay to torture someone who may or may not have information necessary to save lives? Is she trying to show off her wits, her looks, or her independence from caring? Topic created on Thursday, January 31st by Wmhoerr. The second, altogether more interesting question asks what happens in, say, a hundred thousand years. How much do we make our own choices, and how much is already laid out for us as soon as we are born? What scientific breakthrough would have the biggest effect on humanity? I'm looking for someone in America who wants to create Paradise on Earth. Those who ask it genuinely, unencumbered by convention, are the true revolutionaries, rejecting the obvious answer, the time-honored explanation, the tradition, the law.
Using the philosophy, I invented the formula of Paradise on Earth. Fear, ignorance, jealousy, or something else entirely? However, this is usually a good sign, as it means you have healthy and lively conversation. We're asking what defines you, me, the self? Help her work towards that goal. Imagine that people outside the room send in other Chinese symbols which, unknown to the person in the room, are questions in Chinese the input. Make it welcoming to people who hold differing beliefs.
Is free will real or just an illusion? I have not heard a convincing enough argument to suggest otherwise. Contrary to popular belief, calzone is ontologically separate from Pizza. I don't like to think in good and evil terms. Until life shakes us to our core and we have to wrestle with questions of identity. Is what we perceive reality or just a construct of our minds? Through the grind of daily life, we insist on the continuity of the individual. What would you genetically change about humans to make them a better species? Is the human tendency to create groups an overall positive or a negative trait in terms of general human flourishing? That one person thinks the right answer is just plain obvious proves nothing if many others disagree.
If a robust and cheap genetic engineering industry existed, would you have your genes edited? With that in mind, what is real and what is just our perception of reality? How do you seek approval from others? Are they not separate people? What does it mean to live a good life? Each milestone comes with new responsibilities and privileges. This isn't a church social or internet dating site. On this page, you will find a useful digest of the most popular topics. Where are you most likely to be at 8:00 on a Saturday night? And that to me is a tragedy. A moral act is one that is done because it is right and for no other reason.
And where any of those things are clearly wrong, what is a fair and appropriate punishment, given the exigent circumstances? Why have many societies begun to place such a high value on emotions and being emotional? I can't imagine what that could be. Basically, zero — or at least a number so close to zero as to make absolutely no difference. His is even worse than that of the Altruists. What will be our moral and social ideals a hundred years from now? How has the rapid pace of technological advancement changed society? Is there a meaning to life? In other words, since space-time is a woven fabric, can time exist without space? Inevitably this all ties back to Euthyphro, piety, and objective truths. We model our lives after those we admire.
Downloadable List of Deep Philosophical Questions Here is a downloadable list of deep philosophical questions right click the image and select Save Image As… : Looking for More Philosophical Questions Philosophy is a fascinating study that is both deep and broad, having been pondered by some of the greatest minds in history. How can it be avoided? Tracing the exchange of ideas between history's key philosophers, Philosophical Conversations: A Concise Historical Introduction demonstrates that while constructing an argument or making a claim, one philosopher almost always has others in mind. When you and your girlfriend are open about your hopes for the future, you can help one another. Fine, but then everyone matters to Him, and every six year-old schoolchild understands that if teacher says everyone is special, then no one really is. The experience of consciousness is not a necessity of the software model, which means it doesn't explain consciousness. Is it right or wrong that everyone seems to be accustomed to the fact that all of humanity and most of the life on Earth could be wiped out at the whim of a handful of people? It simply passes the buck.
Typically such a universe is described like a sphere, or a band, where if you are standing on the surface and you start walking in a straight line or flying in a space ship , then no matter how big it is, as long as space-time stays the same size during your trip — ours is getting bigger every second — then eventually you'll return to the exact point at which you started. I must make it clear that I regard my faith as subjective. Could the rest of their vision work normally excluding seeing certain shapes? In other words, our subjective experience of God is a uniform disembodied force. If you ever get that far, we can comment on it. What benefits does art provide society? And then we can continue defining the sets Sandwich 2 E. G: a grilled sandwich wouldn't be a Sandwich 0 because being grilled is against the rules but it is a Sandwich 1 because it breaks only one rule, the same for an open-faced sandwich.
Concerning Mother Teresa: Self-sacrifice is not virtuous and I believe I say believe because I am not her she did a lot of those things out of guilt. How important is freedom of the press to a healthy society? If you would like to engage in a philosophical conversation with other people, there are a few things to consider, as well as some practices to go about whilst engaged. So we assume there's no reason to doubt ourselves. He seems simple, homogeneous, the kind of thing that could just be, whereas the universe is filled with quarks and communists and condoms and math tests. Good and Evil do exist as objective absolutes derived from objective reality. What qualities does your girlfriend hope to develop? Are they self-aware and just fine with being evil? That which is not sin brings me closer to that objective and that which is sin takes me away from it. Maybe it was harmful back in the day, but it isn't anymore, but everyone's still taught that it is.
If so, do they experience emotions in the same way humans do? Is suffering a necessary part of the human condition? Most Active Topics The following is a list of the 5 most active discussions from the last couple weeks based on number of replies. How long will you be remembered after you die? When you understand that, you start to see that there are some things that we consider immoral even though there's no logical reason to. Which do you think is more likely? So much for thou shalt not kill. If not, what makes a person stronger? Makes me wonder if the same can be applied for math. How do you think you will die? Is it better to be a big fish in a small pond or a small fish in a big pond? The molecules of our bodies may slowly, relentlessly turn over, but the self is encoded somewhere in our billions and billions of neural connections.
It's funny that any animal we have an emotional connection to cats, dogs, horses are off limits, even thought they probably have a similar level of intelligence to the ones we do eat. In other words, the computer analogy insufficiently explains the phenomenon. Existence itself becomes relentlessly tedious. What movie made you cry the most? If so, what is it? How can the things that have infinite value to me have any value to the universe? Here the big idea is authenticity. If I go back in time and kill my grandfather before he conceives my father, I have prevented my own conception.