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Latest updated at: 2023-09-23T14:27:02.232+08:00
Was the Iraq War (2003) really about Oil?
I’m grateful that there hasn’t been another terror attack the scale of 9/11, but what has honestly stopped something like that from happening again elsewhere?
What are the best arguments against the Principle of Sufficient Reason?
What's something your parents modelled really well for you in their relationship?
Women of Reddit, what academic experience destroyed your mental health?
Is there any philosopher/philosophy who argues for maximum freedom for humans until there's a good reason to limit it?
Is it odd that my bf kept/stole my used panties?
What is nothing?
An interest based ethical system
Feee will being an "illusion". What does it means exactly?
Why did FDR call Huey long “one of the most dangerous men in America” ?
Lost since graduating in philosophy, what do you guys do?
How does a moral debates work if we agree with moral relativism?
Is it a dumb idea to ride the train for three hours then turn around and ride back?
How important is common sense in philosophy?
An honest question. Why is diversity only pushed in the west?
Megathread on "Band of Brothers"
I am Colin Elliott, ancient historian, author of POX ROMANA: The Plague that Shook the Roman World and host of The Pax Romana Podcast; AMA about the Roman Empire, including (but not limited to) money, coins, economics, epidemics, emperors, insurrections, crises and counter-factual history.
What historical events led to Croatia having such a long coastline?
Z is for zebra... How far back were African animals commonly known to children in the US? Would a child in 1850s Ohio know what a zebra, giraffe, or elephant were?
Why are so many rag-time songs named after fruits, plants, and other things like that?
What did women who were unable to breast feed do before the invention of formula?
Are there philosophers who specialize in psychophysics?
What was the attitude of a WW2 veteran towards an average civilian back home in comparison to a WW1 veteran’s?
What is something in your life that you’re excited about?
Where to start with Catholic Philosophy?
Do guys really care about girls having muscles ?
What video games are you playing currently?
In households where there's only one room, does that mean that people are having sex with the rest of the family around?
Is there a name for a type of fallacy whereby someone assumes that because a group or a movement is earlier or has seniority, therefore better or more accurate?
In the present we view life in for example the 1700s as really harsh and bad, but did people in the 1700s view life in the 1400s as harsh and bad, and people in the 1400s view life in the 1100s as harsh and bad, etc.?
Redditors who suffer from anxiety: How would you describe your anxiety in a metaphor?
Why did Ohio have a winning streak of Presidents after the Civil War?
What's your dream vacation?
Was Plato really Against Democracy?
Why didn't the Norse contact with the American indigenous peoples result in disease spreading too?
What to do after accepting the absence of free will?
What do philosophers mean when they say that the individual self is a modern concept? What is the historical proof that leads to that conclusion?
Why do people care so much about Biden's age but not Trump's?
When I go under water, why does water go in my ears but not in my vagina or butthole?
Why isn't Sault Ste. Marie an international powerhouse?
Are there any non theistic worldviews that claim there's life after death which are worth considering?
When was it revealed that JFK removed American missiles from Turkey?
Freedom of religion
Reading Epic of Gilgamesh. Did Mesopotamian priestesses/prostitutes have husbands/children? And some other Q's.
Why do women like for men to cum in them(without hopes of pregnancy)? Can they feel that shit?
How do you relax without weed, drugs, or alcohol?
Are there any arguments against epistemological solipsism?
Can a “right to life” exist if killing might be required to uphold it?
I get boners when i hug guys how do i stop it
What are some arguments in favor of factory farming?
What’s something you wish people understood about you? how does it make you feel when they don’t?
My boyfriend tested me to see if I’d cheat. Is this a red flag?
Is CS Lewis really that bad?
Women over 25 y/o, when is it “too old” to get a new piercing?
Why isn't the Kingdom of Aksum far more known?
My (30m) fiancé (29) wants to live on a farm, am I over thinking how much work that is?
How did the transition from harpsichord to piano happen? How would this have looked to the average person?
What non fiction book or memoir written by a woman on the topic of the experience of being a woman in this world would you recommend to another woman?
How do we define suffering?
Women who moved out early and started a new life, how did it go for you?
Did Roman women wear 'virtually transparent' silks?
If Romulus never existed, who was the real king of Rome around the year 753 BC?
Why is it hard for you to trust? Was it a past relationship? or maybe family related?
Did Jesus Have Sex?
What are decent arguments against the notion that free will is an illusion, as expressed by Cosmic Skeptic?
Is there any philosophical belief that is against human beings creating their own meaning and that creating our own meaning is bad?
What are the best casual flirting tactics?
When did “working out” become a thing?
Olaf Haraldsson had a ship named “Visunden” or the “Bison”. How was he aware of what bison were?
How Important is Physical Affection to You?
Was having a large amount of kids in fear of most of them dying before adulthood actually a thing people thought about?
If scientific inquiry and religious mysticism are both equally "true ways" of viewing reality: can I be justified in believing scientific answers just because they "work" more often than religious answers?
What are some jobs that you would really like to try for a very short time that don't require a new degree or anything?
what’s the point of having fast cars if you have to drive the speed limit anyway?
Freddie Mercury never revealed he had AIDS until the day before he died, but Queen's music included references to his declining health, did audiences pick up on these?
What's the worst/weirdest piece of gender-specific pseudoscience have you heard?
Is it wrong to refuse conversation on decisive topics?
How am I supposed to live a good life if moral realism is false?
How did you raise your standards in dating?
Women of Reddit, what do you talk to your therapist about?
Just how hidden were the concentration camps in WW2?
Is there any solution to the logical problem of the trinity?
Do you kiss your girl after she blows you ?
How open are you about periods with your girlfriends?
If your partner inherited a lot of money, would you expect anything?
What are the differences between Dialectical Materialism and Historical Materialism?
Do average - attractive women really have trouble dating?
Any reason for an Irish-English woman to wind up in the Congo in 1728?
Did your sex life tank after getting married?
What differences have you noticed in the people you’ve dated that had sisters versus those who didn’t?
Why were the Imperial Japanese soldier so cruel?
examples of obtuse analytic philosophy papers
Pornography, Moralism, and Art?
Taken ladies, what did your partner do that made you go "okay i'm dating a badass" ?
Why was it so difficult for people to get in touch with their friends and family on 9/11?
John Locke, confused.
When was the last time you felt loved?
How can I help my son?
Where did the "Chinese jingle" come from?
When was the earth confirmed without a doubt to be round?
Women with nipple piercings. How did it go for you?
Allegory of the cave question
How common was pedophilia in catholic priesthood?
Why are armies referred to as "hosts" in ancient sources?
AMA I’m Ron James, author of the newly released *Monumental Lies: Early Nevada Folklore of the Wild West* and numerous other books about the American West and about folklore
How does Kant get from his categorical imperative to the idea that it is illogical/unreasonable to act immorally?
What’s your biggest « ick » with men?
Best books on the quality of art and “taste” in art?
Quality of life in antinatalism
What factors go into whether you will or won't show cleavage when you get dressed?
My brother (28M) started dating his old high school teacher (34F). My family is supportive of the relationship but I'm extremely icked out by it. Am I being unreasonable?
Why is Lauren Boeberts scandal being labeled a "Vaping Incident" and not a "Indecent Exposure/Sexual Misconduct" incident?
Statistical ethics: is there a name for this?
What's the difference between guys who get laid and guys who don't?
what is this argument for god called?
Why is Henry Kissinger so reviled online?
Serious question for people who are anti-abortion
People who don't do relationships anymore, why not?
Was J.R.R. Tolkien a supporter of Francisco Franco?
Do we really need bad to experience good?
When Indians living in India prior to 1947 were issued British passports. Did they've same rights as Englishmen, when travelling abroad? And could they move to mainland Britain?
How old were you when you stopped going out / partying and do you miss it?
In WW1, how did the attacking side got over barbed wires implanted near their trench?
Multiple realizability and type-type identity
What's the best route to get basic to intermediate level knowledge of metaethics?
What triggers your envy of other women ?
When the USSR collapsed, how did Russia end up with the entire nuclear arsenal?
Should I go back for my Master’s?
What’s the best job for someone stupid who doesn’t want to be broke?
How to reconcile presentism with the andromeda paradox?
Is there a historical reason as to why French arts and culture are so popular and highly-regarded?
I asked this in an Antinatalist subreddit, is my thinking wrong here?
What do you do when you bump into someone that wronged you?
Mark is the oldest gospel. There is no nativity story, nor anything regarding Jesus continuing his ministry after his resurrection. Is this a good indication that the first Christians didn’t hold these beliefs, and that they were a later invention?
/r/askphilosophy Open Discussion Thread | September 18, 2023
Which philosopher postulated that everything comes down to happiness?
What would the conversations between two omniscient beings concern?
Did Egyptians mention Joseph in their historical records ?
So one of my wife's best friends eats ONLY cheese and potatoes, and has for years. How the hell is that woman functioning ok?
Is "German idealism" dangerous?
Philosophy book recs for history students?
Are Jews Canaanites?
How bad is smoking weed underage?
How does one find meaning in life
Did the Romans really export re-woven silk back to China?
What is a sensation that you can't stand, even though it's not painful?
Places like Pigeon Forge, TN (and Branson, Jackson Hole, etc) are seemingly tourist destinations where the kitschy, densely placed attractions are the entire destination without much of a city around it. How did this type of extravagant American vacation city come to be? Were there once more?
I'm a Roman Jew in 1st century AD under Caesar Tiberius' rule. What are my chances of hearing about this guy "Jesus of Nazareth"?
Are there really people who just DO NOT eat vegetables?? Why?
During the Revolutions of 1989, how come Nicolae Ceaușescu was the only communist leader to face a violent death?
Are there ways a man can masturbate to completion without stroking his dick?
What’s something you can get away with once, but not twice?
In critique of pure reason, how does kant prove the objective validity of the pure concepts of the understanding ?
Is it embarrassing to order one meal for two people in a restaurant?
Why do people shit on Camus so much?
I heard on a podcast that letters written in the past were often overly verbose on purpose. "Writing and receiving letters was like an event, part of the fun is deciphering what is written." Is this true? Did people in the past sometimes have trouble understanding letters they received?
How come Albania is mostly muslim, and most of Balkans is orthodox?
Women who just "let life happen" what happened?
Has there ever been a philosopher who's been willing to acknowledge that they or their philosophy might be wrong, or was mistaken?
Women of Reddit, do you have a tattoo that you deeply regret and what and where is it?
Women who had to make the decision between keeping the baby and getting an abortion, what was it that solidify your choice?
Why do all girls seem to find other girls attractive, even though they’re not bi/lesbian?
Why didnt Germany have a backup plan in case Barbarossa doesnt go as smoothly as planned?
How did ancient Greek Cities set up colonies?
Sunday Digest | Interesting & Overlooked Posts | September 17, 2023
Help with a thought excercise that's breaking my brain. Can someone dumb this down for me?
At any point after the American Independence, did England plot to attack America again and retake it?
Is the discussion about the existence of God actually that prevalent in university and academia (at least I America and/or Europe) as it sub makes it seem?
Before the second half of the 20th century, how common was it for husbands to take care of their wive's pleasure through oral and manual stimulation? Was fellatio more common than cunnilingus? Did no one know what a clitoris was?
Is there a named logical fallacy at play in the following statement?
How could I prove something happened with absolute 100% certainty?
If WWIII kicks off would nuclear missiles be shot down over water (given enough time) and/or would nukes be dropped as bombs like WWII?
So... a Bosnian friend of mine asked a question I couldn't answer. Who was the first person to make bread? I hope this is allowed and isn't pedantic. I did not have a good answer. Please help.
What is the purpose of the “Illusion of Free Will” given the deterministic nature of the universe?
What is the history of sugar? Before the widespread availability these days, how did pre-modern people get that sweet stuff?
In many WW2 movies such as "Saving Private Ryan", it seems that the soldiers slept far less than 3 hours per day for weeks on end. How much sleep could one realistically get while in a situation such as that film?
What's something that happened to you that changed you as a woman?
If Germany calls itself Deutschland, why don't we call it that? Same for all other countries, why not pronounce their native names?
Are organisms the ultimate emergent property of living things?
If we ought to follow the experts, then should we follow the majority of theologians and philosophers of religion who believe in God?
What are your Starbucks orders?
Psychiatrist Henry Cotton believed that operating and removing teeth & organs could fix mental illness in an era without post-operative antibiotics. His hospital had a 30-45% mortality rate. Wtf was going on with early 20th century psychiatry? How was this justified as late as the early 1900s?
Why were there so many German immigrants in USA at late 1800s? Though German states were wealthy at this time period
Women who are now single after being in a loving relationship, how do you go to sleep every night with no one next to you for warmth?
Why did al-Queda do the September 11th attacks?
Why Did Egypt Hate Kush?
Which country food you love to eat?
How do I remove the poop smell from a bathroom immediately?
If a woman in the middle ages was stuck in an unhappy marriage, what were her options?
If Justin Bieber hates the fame so much, why does he keep performing?
Women, if you were asked to leave your desk job to embark upon a trans-Antarctic expedition on a big wooden ship, what would you do?
Why is continental philosophy so different from everything else?
How many guys out there make an effort to make a woman cum first? Or just if it happens it happens, it's up to her?
My husband hasn’t spoken to me in a week. How do I handle the silent treatment?
Why is appealing to appropriate authorities a fallacy?
Objective Morality vs. Well-Being
When Caesar was crossing the Rubicon, did regular soldiers/officers realize they were essentially commiting a coup?
Distinction between debate and dialogue
Why do I get more attention when I am wearing a ring?
What is wrong with the following argument to refute agnosticism?
Why is Eisenhower viewed more favorably then McAuthur?
Can God be omnipotent and omniscient but NOT morally perfect or even perfect at all?
What was sex education like in the Soviet Union?
How important is profundity in philosophy?
Why are WW2 German tanks fetishized compared to other nation's tank of the era?
Is Aristotelian metaphysics A Posteriori Synthetic ?
What is the first thing you do when you get home from an long trip?
Why have Jews been near-constantly persecuted throughout their history?
The word "housewife," was already in use in the 1750s, such as in Martha Bradley's cookbook, "The British Housewife." Where did the term come from? Was it an attempt to make a class differentiation? How old is the term?
How do you get the motivation to get dressed everyday?
Do any men actually find these ridiculously long salon done fingernails attractive?
Why is the suction limit 32 ft. And is it related to the 32 ft/s² ?
Where and when did the idea of a hidden, world-controlling illuminati like elite originate?
Women with long hair, How often do you brush your hair?
Was Lenin the last great statesman-theorist?
Women, what's your go-to sandwich to eat?
Just started to watch football, is it unethical?
Calling All of those who hold a Philosophy Degree
Ho do you respond to "I've dated a black guy before. It's not for me."
Women who knew they were going to marry their SO soon after meeting them, what was that like? What made the encounter/them different?
How should I balance Stoicism with determinism?
are women on average more attractive than men?
The United States has been described as an "American Empire." How true is this? Is the United States an empire? Was it ever an empire? What about during the American military occupation of the Philippines, Haiti and other developing nations?
How true is the claim that the Romans contributed very little to science or culture?
What do you do when your longtime partner confides that they might be gay?
What can I do that will ACTUALLY make myself drink water successfully?
Why were snipers in ww1 considered cowards/despised when it seems artillery men and machine gunners aren’t?
Why is Analytic Philosophy near non-existent in the Third/Islamic worlds ?
What is the Alternative to Atomism?
How often do you wash your makeup brushes?
Philosophers that talk for or against traveling?
What are the signs that you are taken for granted?
What do I do after finding out I come from Nazis?
What exactly is the difference between the logical and the evidential problem of evil?
Many impostors pretending to be the children of Nicholas II have existed. However, most of them seem to have either impersonated his youngest daughter, Anastasia, or his youngest child and only son, Alexei. Is there a particular reason for this?
How is location/orientation specified in space?
How may women’s reproductive rights not have an objective truth?
Question Beginner's Logic: Difference between AND and IF AND ONLY IF
How did the Soviet Union just collapse?
Why is Aristotles "unmoved mover" argument for god not more seriously taken?
How to justifiably make moral judgements as a moral anti realist?
What should the quality of writing samples be when applying for MA programs?
Why, according to BCE and CE, does the birth of Jesus Christ mark the start of the common era?
Why do males take so long to poo?
What would be the most accurate philosophical descriptor/school of a person who pursues truth, regardless of how that truth might manifest (including deflationism/anti-realism/anti-truth)? E.g. The pursuit of Truth being one of/their core foundation/s?
How controversial is John Searle's article "How to Derive Ought From Is"?
How much of a difference is there between turned on sex and just sex?
What was the average diet in communist Russia?
What are your thoughts on true crime?
Women, how often do you think about the Roman Empire?
Dating as a black man, women seem to assume I live up to the BBC standard. How do I let them down easy without scaring them away?
Which bra type is your favorite and why?
Very rich people in very big houses -what do they do in them?
Would Hume still have maintained his sceptical theory on causation/necessary connection in this day and age?
What's with police officers asking, "Where are you coming from?" or, "Where are you headed?" Do they really expect a truthful answer?
What were the lazy dinner options of history?
Why didn't the USA join France & Napoleon for the Napoleonic Wars?
In "Pillars of the Earth" (1100s), the Monks convince congregants to do manual labor on a church as a method of penance. Is there historical evidence of this being a widely used method of penance?
I would like to know the source of this "bizarre action" by Emperor Reizei?
Is utilitarianism useless?
Women with avoidant personalities, how are you doing?
Why are so many philosophers Marxists?
Why are all native American chiefs referred with their English names like Sitting bull,red cloud instead of their actual native American names ?
What do Europeans have in everyday life that you consider a luxury in America?
How to get the most out of a PhD
Critical Thinking Doubt on Truth and Validity
How old do YOU think is too old, for someone you’re dating to have roommates?
Is there a substantive difference between ancient cults and modern cults or is it a linguistic one?
How do you normally orgasm?
Was the Spanish conquest of Mesoamerica a genocide?
My A-Level History Teacher said that "Thomas Beckett's murder was so scandalous that a Finnish peasant would probably have heard about it." Is it likely that my teacher would have been correct?
The croissant was shaped to mock the muslim crescent moon. How true is that statement?
What does 'Draw a Clock' Mean?
About moral oughtness
Is Albert Camus aiming to express existentialism or absurdism in 'The Stranger'?
What did Plato mean that no one is willfully evil?
Asking a US soldier if he has killed anybody would be considered extremely inappropriate. And a soldier boasting of his kills would be considered unusual in most circles. Has this always been the case? For example, would revolutionary soldiers think killing the enemy would be a thing to be proud of?
How do people have surgery and not get addicted to opiods?
Why did you remain kind despite it all?
If a friend stays the night at your house, how long can they hang around the next day before you want them to leave?
What are your tips for getting a good night’s sleep?
Women who entered into long term relationship before their 20's and have been in relationship their whole twenties. How are you now? Do you feel like you missed out something?
Do people really like eating vegetables?
Philosophy of truth
How did the European countries forgive Germany so quickly after WWII?
What's the most dangerous thing people don’t realize is all that dangerous?
What philosophers have attempted to justify anthropocentrism?
Genuinely Religious Philosophers who are not Theologians?
Why did medieval cities fall so quickly once the walls were breached?
What happened in your relationship that made you realize you deserved better?
Sexual and psychological attraction versus romantic love
Has anyone attempted a rational justification for humanism?
How recent is the practice of something costing $x.99?
What do you regret not doing as a teenager?
Was Imperial Japan especially brutal in WWII?
Are there any modern dualist explanations for how the mind can control the brain?
What is your biggest concern when it comes to health or access to healthcare as a woman?
Can other senses than what we are able to perceive exist?
Why did the Romans withdrawl from England have such an impact on culture and society in Britain when they had coexisted for over 500 years?