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Stephie Williams (stephiegurl) | 90 comments My blog address is - https://aquestionersjourney.wordpress...

My blog is basically philosophical explorations of those things which I find interesting, important, or puzzling. The fields of philosophy that I mainly focus on are philosophy of mind, philosophy of religion, philosophy of science, ethics, philosophy of language, and a bit of epistemology (theory of knowledge). My philosophy is informed by science, so you will find the findings of science being used when needed.

I hope that you will find my posts to be interesting, and I hope that you might gain some profit by reading and questioning what I have wrote. I appreciate all comments, which I will try to respond to in somewhat of a reasonable time frame.


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Stephie Williams (stephiegurl) | 90 comments I have posted a new blog - "Is Life a Financial Transaction?" at https://aquestionersjourney.wordpress...

It is a metaphorical exploration of my recent life (last five years).


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Stephie Williams (stephiegurl) | 90 comments This is my new post - "Do You Want to Pick Some Cherries?"

It explores a thing known as cherry picking, such as quoting a verse or two from the BIble.

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Stephie Williams (stephiegurl) | 90 comments This is my second blog posting for March - "What Would Baxter Do?"

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Stephie Williams (stephiegurl) | 90 comments My latest blog has been posted.

It is titled "What Did Aristotle Mean?"

It is an exploration of Aristotle's virtue ethics in particular and ethics a little more broadly.

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Stephie Williams (stephiegurl) | 90 comments I have a new blog. It is on what is called strong AI (artificial intelligence), and it is entitled "Is Strong AI Possible?" I hope that you will enjoy it.

Here is the link - https://aquestionersjourney.wordpress...


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Stephie Williams (stephiegurl) | 90 comments I have a new blog out – "Why Do I Cook and Bake?"

With “I” in the title you could guess that it is another more personal blog, and you would be right. Admittedly, there are a few bits of philosophy in it, but they are mostly of the personal variety.

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Stephie Williams (stephiegurl) | 90 comments This is my latest blog post – "What If There Were a Virtual Infinity of Gods?"

This post is a fun critique of religious belief.

Click here - https://aquestionersjourney.wordpress...


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Stephie Williams (stephiegurl) | 90 comments New blog alert - “What Is All The Weirdness About?”

It is some of my views on quantum physics and its interpretation.

This is the link - https://aquestionersjourney.wordpress...


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Stephie Williams (stephiegurl) | 90 comments I have three new recent blog postings.

The first is “What Is Philosophy?” @ https://aquestionersjourney.wordpress...
It is my take on what philosophy is all about. Well, not “all.”

The second is “Was Mark Twain Right?” @
https://aquestionersjourney.wordpress...
It is about a Mark Twain quote about crossing a man with a cat.

The third is “What Is in a Book?” @
https://aquestionersjourney.wordpress...
It is an exploration of using book metaphors in life.


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Stephie Williams (stephiegurl) | 90 comments I have two new recent blog postings.

“What is Human Flourishing.”

This is an exploration of the components and benefits of the concept of human flourishing, focusing mainly on the what are eight categories of personal wellness with a little bit of ethics thrown in at the end.

@ https://aquestionersjourney.wordpress...

“Can God Be Moral?”

I look at the possibility of whether or not god can be moral, looking at the various concepts and definitions of god, from the theistic to the nontheistic to the polytheistic.

@ https://aquestionersjourney.wordpress...


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Stephie Williams (stephiegurl) | 90 comments Here are two more blog postings:

“Can You Believe That?”

In it I explore the gradation of beliefs I developed and use in my writing. These include: feel, think, belief, firm belief.

@ https://aquestionersjourney.wordpress...

“Can Mathematics Be Constructed?”

Here I make a case for mathematics being constructed. In it you will also find a discussion on mathematical realism.

@ https://aquestionersjourney.wordpress...


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Stephie Williams (stephiegurl) | 90 comments Here is my most recent blog post: “Is Baxter a People Too?”

It is about how much of personhood (a term usually restricted to human beings) do animals have, using my cat Baxter as a prime example. It also addresses the ethical treatment of animals, since the concept of personhood is often used by philosophers and ethicists as to what we owe are fellow human beings in moral terms.

Here is the link: https://aquestionersjourney.wordpress...


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Stephie Williams (stephiegurl) | 90 comments Here is my most recent blog post: “When Is an Answer Good?”

This post examines various sizes and shapes of answers, and what types make a good answer along with content.

Here is the link: https://aquestionersjourney.wordpress...


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Stephie Williams (stephiegurl) | 90 comments Here is my most recent blog post: “Is Thinking Exercise?”

This post is another one of my metaphor posts. I look at various words connected with exercise that are used to describe thinking.

Here is the link: https://aquestionersjourney.wordpress...


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Stephie Williams (stephiegurl) | 90 comments Here is my most recent blog post: “How Do Skeptics Make Their Way in the World?”

This posting is about skepticism as a radical stance to the world (hence, the title), a method of investigation, and its modern form of not accepting something without evidence and valid reasons.

Here is the link: https://aquestionersjourney.wordpress...


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Stephie Williams (stephiegurl) | 90 comments Here is my most recent blog post: “Can Spirituality Be Defined?”

Okay this is an odd one for an atheist to write. In this post I look at two definitions I have given spirituality. One I made back in the 1990s, and the other I made just recently. See what they are, and which, if any, wins out.

Here is the link: https://aquestionersjourney.wordpress...


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Stephie Williams (stephiegurl) | 90 comments Here is my most recent blog post: “What Can Christmas Mean to an Atheist?”

This is my second annual Christmas post. The first on was “Does Santa Claus Exist?” @ https://aquestionersjourney.wordpress.... This one explores how an atheist (me) celebrates Christmas, and manages to extract meaning from a religiously meaningless holiday from my point of view.

Here is the link: https://aquestionersjourney.wordpress...


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Stephie Williams (stephiegurl) | 90 comments Here is my most recent blog post: “Could I Use a Little Reducing?”

In this post I look at philosophical reductionism. The basic concept involved is that what is less fundamental can be explained by what is more fundamental or from the more complex to the less complex. Specifically in this post I will look at whether or not the mind can be reduced to particles and forces.

Here is the link: https://aquestionersjourney.wordpress...


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Stephie Williams (stephiegurl) | 90 comments Here is my most recent blog post: “Can Spirituality Be Defined?”

In this post I offer two definitions of spirituality that I had made. One I made back in the early 1990s, and the other is of a much newer vintage. They do not necessarily contradict one another, so could actually be combined. Neither one of which I can wholly abide with now.

Here is the link: https://aquestionersjourney.wordpress....


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Stephie Williams (stephiegurl) | 90 comments I have three new posts that I have posted since I last posted here.

1. “What’s That Doing There Ask the Cat?” @ https://aquestionersjourney.wordpress.... It is an exploration of the animal mind seen through my giving meaning (mainly intentions) to my cat Baxter.

2. “How Did I Get Here From There?” @ https://aquestionersjourney.wordpress.... It is about my journey from an atheist (mainly by default) to a fundamentalist Christian and back to an atheist again, but with a lot more understanding of my beliefs.

3. “Can Mean People Be Happy? @ https://aquestionersjourney.wordpress.... In this post I look at whether or not mean people are capable of living a happy life.


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Stephie Williams (stephiegurl) | 90 comments Here two more recent posts.

1. “What Is Moral Subjectivism About?” @ https://aquestionersjourney.wordpress.... This my exploration of moral subjectivism and how I see it fitting into my developing ethical theory.

2. “Is Realism Real?” @ https://aquestionersjourney.wordpress.... In this post I discuss four forms of realism. These are Platonic, mathematical, scientific, and artistic.


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Stephie Williams (stephiegurl) | 90 comments Here is my most recent post.

“If Religion Is the Truth, Why Are Certain Believers Afraid of Science and Rationalism?” It examines the fear that fundamentalists should not have it they really believe their religion is the truth.

Here is the link – https://aquestionersjourney.wordpress....

All views, likes, and comments are appreciated.


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Stephie Williams (stephiegurl) | 90 comments Here are my two most recent blog posts.

“Do You Love It?” This one is my take on mindfulness. It is probably not the usual approach to it. See it @ https://aquestionersjourney.wordpress....

And,

“Is Philosophy Poetry?” It explores some metaphorical connections between philosophy and poetry. See it @ https://aquestionersjourney.wordpress...

All views, likes, and comments are appreciated.


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Stephie Williams (stephiegurl) | 90 comments Here is my most recent blog post:

"Is Niceness Enough? @ https://aquestionersjourney.wordpress.... In it I explore whether or not being nice can be a leading principle to follow if one wants to act morally good.

All views, likes, and comments are appreciated.


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Stephie Williams (stephiegurl) | 90 comments So you can catch up with my most recent blogs I will give a brief description of each.

1. “Is There More Weird About?” I talk about some of things in biology that I find weird or strange. It is in the same spirit as the post I did on quantum weirdness.

@ https://aquestionersjourney.wordpress...


2. “Are Religion and Science Compatible?” This attempts to answer this question by exploring four comparisons: epistemology, god of the gaps arguments, failure of a proof of god, and morality. Before these attempts I try to explain the fundamentalists’ view and the liberals’ views.

@ https://aquestionersjourney.wordpress...


3. “Do We Have Minds?” This post is somewhat of a shocker. In it I cover various theories of philosophy, mainly of the materialists’ view. Before this I cover monism and dualism. My maim focus is on eliminative materialism, which reveals my hypothetical answer.

@ https://aquestionersjourney.wordpress...


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