history-of-philosophy

  1. What is the name of the belief that acting ("the Will") is better than thinking?

  2. PAST TESTS IB students philosopy Paper 1, 2 and 3 Sl and HL
  3. What are the criteria by which we could determine whether some field is philosophy rather than wisdom?

  4. Does doing comparative philosophy mean adopting cultural-relativism?

  5. What is the origin of the symbols for the four elements used in alchemy?

  6. How would Kantian and a Utilitarian respond?

  7. Socrates condemnation,King, unknown name
  8. In Plato's Symposium, what are the similarities and differences between Phaedrus's speech and Socrates's/Diotima's?
  9. Why do scholars not consider Avicenna's "proof of the truthful" to be the first ontological argument?
  10. Historical Accuracy of Foucalt's works

  11. Why did Gödel believe that there was a conspiracy to suppress Leibniz's works?
  12. In what ways was Maimonides an influence on Spinoza?

  13. What does Hume mean by "genius"?
  14. Who came up with the "Proof of the Truthful" name for Avicenna's argument for God's existence?
  15. Trying to identify a stance (or a range of them) respecting humans as part of a wider system, while denying them any special intrinsic significance
  16. Determinacy of thoughts as an argument for the incorruptibility of the soul
  17. How was the idea of philosophy generated?

  18. Did a lot of Greek philosophers believe lying is impossible?
  19. Have there been fin de siècle moments, in philosophy

  20. Is there a philosophical basis for the conflation of the cultural left and the economic/fiscal left?
  21. How was the rationale for Nazism built up in the academia (especially the philosophy departments)?

  22. Difference between poetry and philosophy, and whether a quote can describe a philosophy

  23. What are the philosophical implications of category theory?

  24. How has cannabis influenced philosophy?

  25. Seeking a passage of Aristotle on contradiciton
  26. Was Socrates a fictional character invented by Plato?

  27. Who were the late renaissance/early enlightenment atheists?
  28. Are most philosophers atheists, monotheists, polytheists or what?

  29. What did Parmenides mean when he argued that there can be no change and no time?

  30. Philosophers that would be of particular interest to engineers/designers?

  31. What is the philosophical ground for distinguishing logic and mathematics?
  32. Why is a position without a reason invalid?

  33. Has any philosopher stated that time and space begin in the present moment, and then become the fixed state we observe in the past?

  34. What does Whitehead mean by calling science anti-rational?

  35. What was Einstein's contribution to philosophy?

  36. What does mathematical constructivism gain us philosophically?
  37. Some questions on Graham Priest's remarks about Russell's solution of paradoxes
  38. Is it thought that analytic philosophy is in decline after the linguistic turn?

  39. Did Gödel oppose or agree with the Logical Positivists?
  40. What is the relation between calculus and Aristotle's view of infinite divisibility?

  41. What is the tradition of reasoning behind Archimedes's "a priori" derivation of the law of the lever?
  42. Literature for Analytic philosophy
  43. Celibate Philosophers?
  44. What did Wittgenstein (mean to) achieve in the Tractatus?
  45. What was the impact of the discovery of non-euclidean geometry on Kantian thought?
  46. What is Nietzsche's source of immediate knowledge in Beyond Good and Evil?

  47. What does Foucault mean by discursive practices or discursive constitutions in definition of discourse?
  48. Why did Karl Popper criticize Karl Marx's ideas?
  49. When the Oracle called Socrates the wisest of the Greeks he at first rejected the label then accepted it. What caused Socrates to change his mind?

  50. Did Plato believe his Own Writings?

  51. Are there kinds of arithmetic that are decidable despite the Gödel theorem?
  52. What was the "golden rule" before "love of the other as the self"?

  53. What is the difference between type–token, genus–species and universal–particular?

  54. Who is Plato and Socrates' God?

  55. Was pietism an influence upon Kant's moral thoughts?
  56. How can souls and angels be pure forms if only matter undergoes change?

  57. What is that school of thought that would say something like, "because humans are flawed, why bother living?"
  58. Why does Philo skip Genesis 1?
  59. How does Kant rule out permanent soul in his argument for the existence of external world?
  60. Why should we listen to Michel Foucault if he based his arguments on biased historical claims?
  61. Why is Nietzsche more frequently associated with Nazis than Hegel is?

  62. Are there any non-western thinkers regarded as Analytic philosophers?

  63. Voltaire's recommendation to Katharina II

  64. Philosophy and intellectual celebrities used for propaganda purposes
  65. Is there a philosophy which argues that nothing exists?
  66. What were the 'costs' in completeness in formulating ZFC in first-order logic?
  67. What are the major branches of philosophy?

  68. Earlier and later Wittgenstein - reasons for change in thought, and resultant conclusions
  69. What did Socrates teach which lead to his conviction that he spoiled youth and taught other Gods?

  70. What was Cantor's philosophical reason for accepting the infinite but rejecting the infinitesimal?

  71. To what extent is literary deconstructionism applied to philosophical texts?

  72. Why are western Philosophers not fair to Indian philosophers?

  73. history of philosophy side-by-side with science and art
  74. How inaccurate is Bertrand Russell's History of Western Philosophy?
  75. What is the difference between an 'idea' and a 'concept'?

  76. What did Aristotle mean by λόγος in the phrase «ὁ...κατὰ τοὔνομα λόγος τῆς οὐσίας ἕτερος»?
  77. How did first-order logic come to be the dominant formal logic?

  78. Are infinitesimals in the Newton and Leibniz calculus potential or actual?
  79. When/How does an issue become "Philosophical" in nature?

  80. Why is Laurence BonJour spelled with a capital J?

  81. Happiness philosophies and dealing with other people's happiness
  82. How do I become a master philosopher?

  83. Look at what is being said not who is saying it
  84. Intro books without historical focus

  85. Historiography of the Ship of Theseus

  86. Has there ever been philosopher in 20th or 21st century who focused almost exclusively on one area of philosophy?
  87. How do these three books on philosophy compare and contrast to each other?
  88. Did Jesus try to copy Socrates?

  89. Evolution of Enlightenment starting from Benedict de Spinoza
  90. is Christian philosophy possible? or can there be Christian philosophy?

  91. How to distinguish philosophy and literature?

  92. Who/what was Horkheimer referring to when he said that "Reason, in destroying conceptual fetishes, ultimately destroyed itself."?
  93. Why did ancient Greeks not regard the negative numbers as numbers?

  94. Viewpoints of how the law should apply to authorities
  95. Eastern European Philosophy

  96. Aristotle's natural motion and general relativity

  97. Has any traction been made on the case to rename the field of philosophy?

  98. conceptual language construction method

  99. inventor of syllogism mood reduction rules
  100. Is Protagoras the philosophical root of the "Turing Test"?