In my last post I talked about the â€œWorld Philosophy Dayâ€ and gave some suggestions on how you can join the celebration. I also listed some topics you and your friends can debate on or you can just muse over. The more I thought about it though, the more fun/interesting topic I came up with. Hereâ€™s a longer list of philosophical topics/questions I got from all over the net:
What makes something funny? â€“ Hereâ€™s a discussion on the topic from PhilosophyForums.
Is there a God? â€“ If you want a real debate it would be better to get two close-minded but intelligent people who are firm on their beliefs on this topic â€“ a fundamental God believer (doesnâ€™t matter what the religion is) and an atheist. Sit down and enjoy hearing them debate about the topic ALL day long.
Healthcare â€“ This is an especially relevant debate if you are in the US right now. Of course, this wonâ€™t make for a light fun day.
What is music? â€“ People enjoy and canâ€™t bear different types of music. So how do we define music? How do we differentiate it from mere sound or even noise? Better yet, ask â€œWhat is good music?â€
Whose side are you on â€“ Jon or Kate? – I know the answer should be the kids but if you really had to choose between the two who would you side with? Makes for a totally useless but entertaining debate.
For more debate topics go to Conservapedia.