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What are the best arguments for the existence of a God?

I come from an atheist household in a very secular country, so for me the idea that there exists a God has always been presented as incredibly irrational. However, it seems like it is something philosophers disagree about, so there must be some good arguments for God's existence. What are some of…

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Two semesters ago, a student in one of my philosophy classes brought up something that Zizek had said (I don't remember exactly what), and the professor made a comment that she thought he was a fraud. I was curious about that, so I asked more, and she responded that her colleagues generally agreed…

I am a systems neuroscientist who studies learning and memory. I have been thinking about topics related to representation and causation, and have begun, in response, delving into philosophical literature. One thing I've realized is how often philosophical language is used in scientific text…

If humans ever create an artificial intelligence that is of greater intelligence than humankind, that would prove that it is possible for a thing to create another thing that is more intelligent than itself. Would that mean it's possible or even likely that the creator of humankind could be of…

I've heard about cases of this happening in disciplines like Mathematics or Physics, but never in Philosophy or other Humanities/Social Sciences fields. I'm not sure if this happens a lot and doesn't receive any media coverage or if it doesn't happen at all. I'm referring to cases like that of…

I enjoy philosophy but I am not an academic. My perspective of both the r/philosophy [/r/philosophy] and r/askphilosophy [/r/askphilosophy] subreddits is that it is mainly populated by individuals with either college degrees in philosophy or academics who are actively publishing papers or faculty…

Is it hypocritical or logically fallacious to criticize the bad treatment of the labor force by let’s say Amazon and still work for Amazon or purchase items from Amazon? Or criticize Facebook while using Facebook? I often hear on social media the argument that if you hate it then why are you using…

Are they in goid faith like they genuinely don't understand it? It's weird that philosophers of all people almost take pride in their inability to comprehend ideas Why not studying it harder then until they get it? Or do they just refuse to engage seriously with it because they believe its premises…

Philosophers and philosophy students, as well as fans beyond the academy have plenty of hot takes about 'good' and 'bad' writing in philosophy. I am familiar with informal debates over whether Derrida needed to be so convoluted in his writing, or allegations about Foucault 'intentionally' putting…

There is no shortage of places on the Internet that will suggest Albert Camus once said, "It is necessary to fall in love… if only to provide an alibi for all the random despair you are going to feel anyway." Digging a little deeper, however, none of these sources seem to indicate exactly where he…

Assuming you aren't quoting what 1 person has to say and using their credentials as proof, and instead taking the consensus of the entire scientific community which is peer reviewed and tested. Would that fall under an appeal to authority? I think it is always better to understand the science and…

There’s times where I know exactly how to execute what I’m trying to explain, I just suck at explaining it. It’s like I can do it but I can’t explain it in a good enough way that people understand. People usually get confused and then I just want to show them what I mean or just do the thing I’m…

Hegel is often brought up in philosophy circles as the final-boss of philosophical readings. But I don’t understand why. I can’t explain any of Hegel’s ideas in concrete terms (admittedly I don’t know much about it) and it doesn’t seem to have a call to action (like Stoicism) or revelations…

Now obviously there literally are things I can do such as vote, treat people better, limit my usage of certain things but I hope you can understand what I'm saying here. I can't really see a way to fundamentally change the human condition I live under It worries me that many theorists such as…

Not necessarily a Strawman argument, but where you're essentially having two different (but similar) conversations. It's like people just assume you have some hidden meaning or agenda, or something. Like, random example, but if I say "I like pineapples" and someone responds with "You don't like…

On one hand, the responsibility seems like too heavy a burden. If you did press the button so to speak, you would be responsible for ending the lives of trillions of beings on Earth and possibly many more elsewhere. But if you do not press it, doesn't that also mean that you are responsible for any…

I've always thought philosophy was so important; identifying bad arguments, knowing how to spot fallacies, the importance of choosing the right word, and critical thinking in general. However, all my life people I've met have scoffed at philosophy. They immediately think of all the classic…

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