I am looking for interesting questions for my philosophy lessons of next year. For example: Can you see the shadow of the sun and if so, where and how?

It’s always nice to see that someone is interested in philosophy.It is really wonderful to think about complicated questions like those in philosophy are posed. I believe that the oldest questions raised in philosophy (beginning with Socrates and Plato) are also the best.

Socrates was the first to bring man as a research object to philosophy.He found that we had to investigate not only our outside world, nature, but especially ourselves. Below are some examples of questions he asked himself and many others:


  • What is good behavior?
  • What are the yardsticks to establish good behaviour?
  • Should good behaviour be based solely on the outcome or only on the intent?
  • Is it justified to injustice if wronged?


  • What is knowledge?
  • When do you know something for sure?
  • What are the requirements that we are aware of?
  • What can I know for sure?
  • When is something true?


  • What makes man a man?
  • What distinguishes people from animals?
  • Is man gradually different from animals or essential?
  • Does man have an essence?

So, what is that essence?

  • Does man have one of the body distinguishable immaterial soul/spirit?
  • Culture philosophy

    • What is culture?
    • What role does culture play in human existence?
    • How does culture determine the differences between people?


    • What it means for things to exist?
    • What does it mean for people to exist?
    • Can there also be things that evade perception possibility?

    The above mentioned branches of philosophy are the most famous/most important/oldest in philosophy.I hope that with these questions I have given you enough substance to think about. I also recommend you to look up these branches of philosophy and the related questions on the Internet, so that you can also read the answers of other philosophers and think about them.

    No, it could only be if there was an even stronger light source behind the sun.Then you would theoretically see the shadow of the sun as a less light spot.

    Seems to me no philosophical question, actually.But more physical.

    Philosophy is actually not useful for the part of the reality that the exact sciences are already doing.

    What is the good life?

    What is ‘ natural ‘?

    What does happiness mean?

    What does freedom mean?

    What does ‘ skepticism ‘ mean and ‘ logical ‘?

    What is morality based on?

    Is utilitarianism recommendable?

    What is rational behavior and what is not?

    What are the implications of being located existentially?

    Do judgments bring about the truth?

    Can we know things directly?

    What makes us ‘ human ‘?

    What about the criticism of modernity and postmodernity?

    Is cosmopolitanism obsolete?

    Are the lighting values current and universal?

    With these questions you can look all the ways, you can conceive more metaphysical or more purely scientifically.

    Hope you are here with something.In any case, formulating the question is much easier than answering them.

    Oh Yeah, I forgot one of my favourites: what is ‘ pragmatic ‘ anyway?


    The most fundamental question of philosophy is, what philosophy is actually. All other possible philosophical questions will be dealt with by themselves.

    Are religions, and so the gods they worship simply fabricated by the people?If so, why do we have them?

    No, but you can see the shadow of the moon at a solar eclipse at New Moon.

    Next question I find a beautiful philosophical question:

    The Earth is finite.If the earth is not uninhabitable by climate change, the sun will eventually burn up. Even though it still takes a long time. Imagine that the earth is no longer habitable.

    What must mankind do if the earth is no longer habitable?Does man have the right to go to another habitable planet, if man has made the Earth uninhabitable himself and is incapable of living together peacefully? How are we received by extraterrestrial life, on another planet? How do we introduce ourselves to other life forms that live on a planet where we also want to live?

    Maybe a bit confrontational, but if you don’t have interesting questions yourself, then why philosophy?

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