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1.M.Divisions of Philosophy

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Alexis Dyschkant

on 29 June 2015

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Transcript of 1.M.Divisions of Philosophy

Philosophy at a Glance
Philosophy of Life
Philosophy of Reality
Philosophy of
Philosophy of Science
Animal Minds
Normative Theory
Feminist/Queer Theory
Political Philosophy
Legal Philosophy
Philosophy of
Philosophy of
Philosophy of
Existence Conditions
Possible Worlds
Object Metaphysics
Philosophy of
Philosophy of
Philosophy of
Philosophy of
"...the ungainly attempt to tackle questions that come naturally to children, using methods that come naturally to lawyers." David Hill
"The aim of philosophy, abstractly formulated, is to understand how things in the broadest possible sense of the term hang together in the broadest possible sense of the term” - Wilfrid Sellars
Does the mind exist independently of the brain?
How can I be sure that
I am not asleep or hallucinating?
Can squirrels think?
What is it like to be a bat?
Is it morally obligatory to donate to charity?
When is it permissible to have an abortion?
Would it be wrong to enslave people
even if everyone agreed that it was not?
What is the connection between morality
and reason?
How should women react to
a long history of submission?
Is sexuality a rigid or fluid concept?
Should non-heterosexual relationships
be given political protection?
How do we balance the tensions between equality and freedom?
What legitimizes the government's
authority to punish us?
Is there a necessary connection between morality and law?
Is beauty subjective?
Is there a difference between "know-how" and "know-that"?
What is "justified true belief?"
Do my senses capture the "real" world?
Where is color located?
Am I the same person I was five years ago?
Do fictional characters exist?
Could water be anything other
than H2O?
Are alternative universes actual
entities or mere logical possibilities?
Do tables exist or just atoms-arranged-tablewise?
Does "infinity" have a numerical value?
Is time travel
Are humans unique?
Are psychopaths moral deviants or
mentally ill?
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