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Here's an old Afc draft that was never submitted for inclusion in the encyclopedia. Is there anything here that should be kept and improved? —Anne Delong (talk) 03:01, 24 April 2014 (UTC)
As foundation for Cartessian dualism and Oliver Sacks Hallucinations for mind body,, Ideasthesia and Synesthesia are emerging; tested as neurological phenomena in the natural evolution of instinct, sensation, emotion, and mentation; observed as our means for meaning through their inducements, interactions and transformations...Arnlodg (talk) 19:29, 31 May 2014 (UTC)
Would you please tell us your opinion on this matter? All comments are welcome. Fakirbakir (talk) 16:06, 10 May 2014 (UTC)
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- You know it sounds like a wonderful offer, and I appreciate it. However, I think our recruitment efforts would be more valuable among philosophy academics and scholars, then it would among existing Wikipedians.Greg Bard (talk) 16:07, 22 May 2014 (UTC)
RfC on Stefan Molyneux
An RfC has been opened at Talk:Stefan Molyneux - The RfC question is "Should Molyneux be called a "philosopher" (without qualification) in the lede of this article?" – S. Rich (talk) 18:51, 23 May 2014 (UTC)
Does this WikiProject concern itself with the philosophical ideas behind modern physics? Constructor theory is a new attempt at rebuilding our conceptual view of quantum mechanics, information theory and the like. To date, only the philosophical basis has been documented adequately for a Wikipedia article, so I am wondering whether it is within the scope of this Project? There is a discussion on the article at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Physics#Constructor theory. — Cheers, Steelpillow (Talk) 10:54, 24 May 2014 (UTC)
Could editors please have a look at the Philosopher article and recent changes there? Thanks. SPECIFICO talk 15:49, 24 May 2014 (UTC)
I've opened a talk page section as to whether that article, which is listed as high importance but is currently weakly sourced should be merged with Philosophy. Please have a look. SPECIFICO talk 18:13, 29 May 2014 (UTC)
New article: "Draconian constitution"
Hello I have recently established the article Draconian constitution and am going to need help in acquiring collaboration and expansion. Thank you for your consideration and your thought of contributing your expertise into the topic's field.
Adzuck (talk) 18:10, 28 May 2014 (UTC)
I recently converted the Accidentalism article into a redirect to Tychism. I know very little about philosophy, but concluded that the two terms were somewhat synonymous based on the following text, which used to be on the Accidentalism page and I think came largely from Britannica:
In philosophy, it is used for any system of thought which denies the causal nexus and maintains that events succeed one another haphazardly or by chance (not in the mathematical but in the popular sense). In metaphysics, accidentalism denies the doctrine that everything occurs or results from a definite cause. In this connection it is synonymous with Tychism (τύχη, chance), a term used by Charles Sanders Peirce for the theories which make chance an objective factor in the process of the Universe.
Unfortunately, the Tychism article makes no mention of its relation to accidentalism (although it has the same Britannica source text in a box at the bottom). Would someone knowledgeable on the subject be able to add a bit to the Tychism page that explains the relationship of these two terms? Or, if I've concluded incorrectly about this relationship, please let me know. Thanks! -- Fyrael (talk) 21:26, 10 June 2014 (UTC)
- Peirce's Tychism is metaphysics whereas Accidentalism is less specific. The old Accidentalism page was more of a WP:CONCEPTDAB than an article, but I disagree that it should be made into a Tychism redirect.—Machine Elf 1735 02:59, 11 June 2014 (UTC)
Maoism (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views) is proposed to be renamed to Mao Zedong Thought, for the discussion, see Talk:Maoism -- 22.214.171.124 (talk) 04:14, 19 June 2014 (UTC)
Title says it all. I believe I summarized the core concerns on the talk page here: Talk:Metamodernism#5 Questions. Lots of strong opinions, COI allegations flying around, ad hominems, and so on, but I think the core problem is that the subject needs to be better nailed down and the different sources weighted properly. For that I think we could use some help. --— Rhododendrites talk | 02:20, 27 June 2014 (UTC)
Natural and legal rights RM
Opinions at Talk:Natural and legal rights#Requested move would be appreciated. Cheers, Jenks24 (talk) 15:27, 4 July 2014 (UTC)
FYI, the scope and purpose of these articles are under discussion, see talk:Anarchy -- 126.96.36.199 (talk) 02:45, 9 July 2014 (UTC)