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  1. If There Is No God.... by Cheerful Charlie in Philosophy of Religion
    If for a fact there is no God, what would a godless Universe be like? What sort of evidence would such a Universe have that would demonstrate that fact? Not trying to directly prove God does not exist, but to demonstrate that no God is evident. Should there be evidence? Is the concept of a hidin...
  2. Metaphorical Philosophy by eodnhoj7 in General Philosophy
    Philosophy of the Metaphor One issue of philosophy has been primarily that of language. From lack of similar understandings of definitions for certain words, to issues of grammar, etc. the list goes on and often times the confusion builds to such a point that "specialists" are required for certain...
  3. Whats wrong with this proof? by MonkeyBonez in Logic and Math Homework
    I really appreciate any help!
  4. LPL 14.4 part 7 - please help! by RobertMiller in Logic and Math Homework
    I am having trouble translating LPL 14.4 part 7. It reads there is a single small tetrahedron and that it is in front of but to neither side of all the other tetrahedra. I have tried: ∃x ∀y ( ((Tet(x) ∧ Tet(y) ∧ Small(x) ∧ Small(y)) → (x = y)) ∧ ∀z ((Tet(z) ∧ x ≠ z) →...
  5. Are all metaphysical issues semantic disputes? by Marchesky in Metaphysics and Epistemology
    This came up in the Bugger Perception thread, and I thought it was a topic worth pursuing on it's own. Let's take an example. I ask you whether you think we have free will. You respond that it depends on the definition of "free will". I say, of course, and then provide a definition consisting of "c...