• Do you think we have free will?

    37 answers · 2 days ago
  • Philosophy question, shouldn't people have the right to decide if they want to live or die?

    Best answer: There is a question in ethics as to whether or not a right to die can coexist with a right to life. If, it is argued, the right to life is inalienable, it cannot be surrendered, and therefore may be incompatible with a right to die.[4] A second debate exists within bioethics over whether the right to die is... show more
    Best answer: There is a question in ethics as to whether or not a right to die can coexist with a right to life. If, it is argued, the right to life is inalienable, it cannot be surrendered, and therefore may be incompatible with a right to die.[4] A second debate exists within bioethics over whether the right to die is universal, only applies under certain circumstances (such as terminal illness), or if it exists. It is also stated that 'right to live' is not synonymous to 'obligation to live'. From that point of view, the right to live can coexist with the right to die.[5]
    A court in the American state of Montana, for example, has found that the right to die applies to those with life-threatening medical conditions. Suicide advocate Ludwig Minelli, euthanasia expert Sean W. Asher and bioethics professor Jacob M. Appel, in contrast, argue that all competent people have a right to end their own lives. Appel has suggested that the right to die is a test for the overall freedom of a given society.[6]

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right_to_d...
    14 answers · 2 days ago
  • The native Americans practiced slavery, where is your outrage?

    It was well known that the Native Americans enslaved the people of the tribes they conquered. However, I have never seen any liberal outraged because of this
    It was well known that the Native Americans enslaved the people of the tribes they conquered. However, I have never seen any liberal outraged because of this
    24 answers · 2 days ago
  • What is the meaning of life?

    35 answers · 4 days ago
  • What is the proof that "I am"?

    What is the proof that "I am"? If I say "I am not" how to convince me otherwise? "I think therefore I am" does not seem to work since you can reply to that "I am not" and "Thoughts are not".
    What is the proof that "I am"? If I say "I am not" how to convince me otherwise? "I think therefore I am" does not seem to work since you can reply to that "I am not" and "Thoughts are not".
    20 answers · 2 days ago
  • If there's no such thing as free will, then there's no such thing as logic?

    Why or why not?
    Why or why not?
    18 answers · 4 days ago
  • What are your thoughts on Suicide?

    Best answer: Avoid it.
    Best answer: Avoid it.
    10 answers · 2 days ago
  • Why is hedonism wrong?

    20 answers · 6 days ago
  • I choose to go on living despite that nothing matters. What is worth working hard for? If there isn't anything then why go on living?

    What on earth matters? In the grand scheme of things it doesn't matter if we live or die. It just doesn't matter.
    What on earth matters? In the grand scheme of things it doesn't matter if we live or die. It just doesn't matter.
    17 answers · 1 week ago
  • What is the meaning of life?

    26 answers · 1 week ago
  • What is compassion..?

    or what does it mean to be compassionate..?
    or what does it mean to be compassionate..?
    14 answers · 1 week ago
  • How do we know when Philosophy is "rational enough" as in good or objective enough ?

    Best answer: This is an interesting question from someone who writes on his "info":: QUOTE: Studied in the history of Ideas,which enabled me to understand critical rational or objective philosophy.Happy to continue within this area. s So if you actually understand "critical rational or objective... show more
    Best answer: This is an interesting question from someone who writes on his "info"::

    QUOTE:
    Studied in the history of Ideas,which enabled me to understand critical rational or objective philosophy.Happy to continue within this area. s

    So if you actually understand "critical rational or objective philosophy", it would seem to follow that you already have the "tools" to understand when philosophy is "rational enough" or "good enough" or "objective enough".

    QUERY: Since when were "rational" and/or "good" and/or "objective" matters of DEGREE (as in good enough --- the degrees being good, better and best with respect to "good" or "rational" or "objective") rather than matters of KIND [as in rational vs. irrational (opposed kinds) OR objective vs. subjective (different kinds though not necessarily "opposed") OR good vs evil, which are contraries]?

    Of course another possible interpretation of the question is that "rational" is synonymous with both "good" and "objective". But that poses the problem that one may be PERFECTLY RATIONAL while accepting one or more FALSE PREMISES and still come to BAD (rather than good) and FALSE (rather than objective) conclusions. Hence one should not conclude that "rational" is synonymous with either good or objective.

    Kevin
    12 answers · 1 week ago
  • Is there such a thing as a "good way to go"?

    Best answer: Physical death is the natural consequence of being physically alive – all that lives must one day die, is the law of the physical nature. Death is a kind of expiration of a physical organism, subjected to physical change, after a certain period of it remaining functional. This law applies to all things both living... show more
    Best answer: Physical death is the natural consequence of being physically alive – all that lives must one day die, is the law of the physical nature. Death is a kind of expiration of a physical organism, subjected to physical change, after a certain period of it remaining functional. This law applies to all things both living and non-living. The universe is in existence the way it is, the shape and form it is, containing what it contains, the sun, the stars, and the planet earth, because it functions like a gigantic self-recycling superorganism, that came to exist the way we find it once and one day will itself expire, either to go out of its current form, maybe to be born once more in the same form or in some form entirely different.

    Your friends see death as the apparent ending end of all and, therefore, declare it as bad. The fact, however, is death is but a part of some design much grander in complexity and scale, a consequence of something else, of life for instance. Where death is there are always things that a just born. And it is never the case that what we see as death is something that came out of the blue, i.e. to strike someone dead, but it is something that itself is born as for instance out the natural processes of life.

    Since death is but a consequence of the life we are the way we die depends upon the way we live. It is a kind of bottom line, that is drawn to sum it all up, our life, the good deeds and the bad, the useful ones and the futile ones all added. Then if someone has lived a good life, then it is highly probable that someone would die a good death, i.e. in a good mental state of peace and contentment.

    The physical aspect of dying however seem to belie the fact that a death could ever be good. It is impossible not to feel sorry, for instance, upon the death of someone who might have lived a 100 good years. It is impossible not to feel shocked when someone dies of an accident, but the person was noble and the death was good. The physical death is the way someone exits the physical world, in what direction the spirit or the soul is headed after that, determines the nature of death and it depends how someone lived!
    20 answers · 1 week ago
  • What is the difference between life and death?

    How come life exists at all, whats the point?
    How come life exists at all, whats the point?
    55 answers · 2 weeks ago