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Is there such a thing as truth?

Q. If i have my truths and another person has their truths which do not correspond with mine, does that mean there is no such thing as truth? If beliefs can be shown to be true or not true, what is truth? ..and how does the truth differ from my truth? People will always claim…
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We use the same language but do we understand each other?

Q. I get the impression sometimes that communication/language between people is a hit and miss affair and could go very wrong. We all use the same words and assume that we share and understand the meaning in the same way, that we actually understand each other. Is this correct to assume? A. It is not…
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Is there a place for emotion in philosophy?

Q. Is there a place for emotion in philosophy or is it rejected as being not rational? If so what should people do with their powerful emotions? A. Let’s address the second question first. Philosophers try to understand things. So a philosopher will try to understand emotions; but it isn’t at all clear that a…
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Are we free?

Q. We are told constantly by self-help gurus (and others) that we are free, just freely change, your beliefs, your thoughts, your behaviour? You have the power. I’m not so sure…it doesn’t always feel or look like that is true. Is a mother raising kids in a shack home free? To accept her lot? Are…
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I’ve been offered weed…is it safe?

Q. I have been offered weed by close friends at school, grade 8. Lots of my friends use it, lots of parents don’t stop their children and some openly use it too. I guess it must be safe since everybody using weed seems ok. Is it dangerous to start? I heard about gateways not sure…
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Should I keep my faith?

Q. I have been struggling for some time now. It seems as if my faith is being tested. I am beginning to have doubts. Should I keep my faith? A. I have always thought that if someone has God in their life that they are quite fortunate. Not because I necessarily believe that this thing…
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Should I leave my spouse?

Q. Things are not easy in my marriage. My friend Louise keeps pushing me to stand up to my husband whom she calls the ‘cactus’ and leave him….I’m very confused. What should I do? A. I do not know your story. I cannot make comments about who you are, your life and the decisions you…
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Why did he do it?

My wife has a customer Leah, who has become a friend. She is elderly, a widow with three children who has decided to ensure that her affairs are in order for the inevitable day. We were standing on the veranda as she was leaving when she asked me a question. “Julian, why does somebody throw…
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