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General philosophical questions to stimulate thinking.

1. Would you rather be male or female?

2. If you could live in a pleasure box that gave you constant pleasure so that you were never sad or depressed or hungry or bored, provided that you can never leave the box and again live a regular life, would you enter the box?

3. If you could be invisible for one day, what would you do while invisible?

4. Why study philosophy?

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1. Would you rather be male or female?

I would rather be male but my answer is biased because being male is the only state of being that I know. In most parts of the world men enjoy more freedom, more autonomy, greater earning potential, and more options in life than women do. I actually have a difficult time seeing myself performing the responsibilities of a woman in society. However, I am sure that if I were a woman my perspective would be different.

2. If you could live in a pleasure box that gave you constant pleasure so that you were never sad or depressed or hungry or bored, provided that you can never leave the box and again live a regular life, would you enter the box?

No I would not ...

Solution Summary

This post addresses some introductory philosophical questions used to stimulate discussion in the classroom environment. These questions are:

1. Would you rather be male or female?

2. If you could live in a pleasure box that gave you constant pleasure so that you were never sad or depressed or hungry or bored, provided that you can never leave the box and again live a regular life, would you enter the box?

3. If you could be invisible for one day, what would you do while invisible?

4. Why study philosophy?

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