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Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Epistemological Certainty - Knowledge[edit]

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,[1], 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)


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 -- (talk) 04:14, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

More eyes/voices requested at metamodernism[edit]

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[edit]

Opinions at Talk:Natural and legal rights#Requested move would be appreciated. Cheers, Jenks24 (talk) 15:27, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

Anarchy and Stateless society[edit]

FYI, the scope and purpose of these articles are under discussion, see talk:Anarchy -- (talk) 02:45, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

New article: William Henry Chamberlin (philosopher)[edit]

Hi all,

I've recently started an article on William Henry Chamberlin (philosopher), an LDS (Mormon) philosopher and theologian involved in a controversial period of the history of Brigham Young University. However, I am not very familiar with theology, philosophy, or even the LDS movement, and would welcome any additions or improvements in the aim of creating a comprehensive biography that clearly explains the philosophy of Chamberlin (ideally with minimal or at least clearly defined academic jargon) and fairly describes the controversy. Cheers, --Animalparty-- (talk) 01:51, 25 July 2014 (UTC)

  1. ^ Hallucinations,2012pg ix, Oliver Sacks