8 Great Philosophical Questions That We'll Never Solve
This article reads embarrassingly like something I might have written when I was taking philosophy courses in college, and hence makes me take an instant dislike to it. But I had enough credits to walk out as a philosophy major, so here we go: 1) There is nothing inherently unanswerable about this question. There's even some limited scientific evidence that something is more parsimonious than nothing. Sure, we can ask, "Well why is that true?" but again- once we admit that the question can be approached in a structured fashion, we're drifting away from areas where philosophers can work safe and secure from the dangers of empirical analysis. 2) Again, this is actually a question that has important implications for computer scientists. 3) The problem of free will is a problem of definition, not of answering the question. 4) No. 5) Is there life during life? 6) No. 7) Philosophy works to formalize ethical systems. 8) Platonists are probably the worst thing to happen to philosophy, ever.
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