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what is the purpose of philosophy?

gata2008
qwerty15ster

The act of posing a question always presupposes the existence of its answer whether that answer is stable and totalizing or constantly static and playful. Even when posing a question to which there is no answer, the answer is presupposed as having no answer which is an answer in and of itself. This is because the question is always precedent to something else. The question is always a means but not an end, and even where it is an end, it remains also a means to that non-end. Thus questions have...

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We can help others by not helping at all (2)

Pluto2493
gata2008

Please respond to my comments on the last debate. Most people today say we should help one another and share and such. But a world without suffering does not exist. We must avoid the prevention of suffering as it is an inevitable cycle. 1.The world's attempt to rationalize and stabilize a chaotic world- in its prevention of chaos and suffering, goes on a constant search for what is inherently true in the world, IE the will to truth. (Paul Saurette, Prof Political Theory at John Hopkins Uni...

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cyborgism: genetic modification of humans

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jazz123

science is quickly developing towards cyborgism. we can imagine a world in which genetic modifications such as those used to increase output and quality of agricultural products could be used to enable certain biological capabilities in humans that evolution has not as of yet permitted. What is the moral and ethical debate surrounding the genetic modification of humans? WOULD IT BE FAVORABLE FOR HUMANS TO BE ABLE TO OBTAIN A SURGERY GIVING HIM OR HER WINGS TO FLY?...

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