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!! Suggestions for Future Topics !!

Nathaniel
user 10963465
Group Organizer
Mesquite, TX
Post #: 187
I'm going to be pinning this here so that members have one location to suggest future topics for discussion. If there is anything in particular you would like to discuss or see discussed, please post your suggestions here.
Jim B.
user 4260314
Arlington, TX
Post #: 393
--Consciousness
--Meta-Philosophy: What's philosophy good for? What is its relation to science? Can it provide any kind of
reliable knowledge?
--Rights: What are they? Should we continue to recognize them or should they be dispensed with?
--Science: What can it tell us about reality? What, if anything, is it unable to tell us about reality?
--Free Will: What is it? Do we have it? How could we know? Does it matter?
Gregg
gregglll
Lewisville, TX
Post #: 107
--Consciousness
--Meta-Philosophy: What's philosophy good for? What is its relation to science? Can it provide any kind of
reliable knowledge?
--Rights: What are they? Should we continue to recognize them or should they be dispensed with?
--Science: What can it tell us about reality? What, if anything, is it unable to tell us about reality?
--Free Will: What is it? Do we have it? How could we know? Does it matter?
Those are all great topics.
Jim B.
user 4260314
Arlington, TX
Post #: 395
Do humans have ethical obligations to non-human animals? If so, why? What kind of obligation would it be and which species or kinds of species should we be obligated towards?
Dan K.
dipique
Irving, TX
Post #: 1
I think an interesting matter of practical philosophy to tackle would be: what is our obligation to other people? How are obligations assumed, and what do we "owe" to our family, friends, SOs, etc.? As an extension--how can one tell when something is one's "fault" or simply a result of one's actions? And to what extent is someone responsible for reparations in either circumstance?
A former member
Post #: 1
Topic: How about a discussion on the creativity: a philosophical enquiry. Creativity poses some important philosophical questions pertaining the relationship between brain and mind, the understanding of rationality, the importance of freedom and risk in human development, and the role of creativity in evolution. Several of these questions have received increasing attention in recent years, although many still await a more thorough scrutiny. http://philosophy.abo...­
franko j.
user 110826442
Dallas, TX
Post #: 1
can you define the next topic so I can prepare a little. tnx
Elder N.
Altairian
Dallas, TX
Post #: 36
One thought. Facing life... 1) Religion the good and bad related to you. 2) what do you do to help understand survive life? OK it a bit vague but sometimes that helps get things going.
#1 is just your thoughts vs you. #2 is how you get by and is it working.

just a thought.
Jim B.
user 4260314
Arlington, TX
Post #: 402
Some other ideas :

Money and wealth
Nature : what is it? what is it not? Is the distinction between nature and non-nature an arbitrary one? Do humans have an obligation to protect and preserve some version of "nature"?
Tolerance: What is it? Is it a good thing, and if so, why? Are there limits that we should draw on our tolerance of other people, groups, ideologies, etc.?

Nathaniel
user 10963465
Group Organizer
Mesquite, TX
Post #: 201
Here's some for future reference:
Time
Technology
Consent
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