The questions of philosophy proper are human desires and fears and aspirations – human emotions – taking an intellectual form.
The question of causality is complex. For some philosophers and physicists, time might not exist. And since cause-and-effect reasoning needs the concept of time – of one thing preceding another – the effort to establish causality is a mug’s game, an infinite regression of increasingly unanswerable questions.
From infancy, I had been accustomed to hear pro and con discussions of slavery and the American Civil War. Although the British government finally decided not to recognise the Confederacy, public opinion in England was sharply divided on the questions both of slavery and of secession.
We do not yet have the solutions to these questions, but the awareness that we live in an endangered world is present in more and more life situations.
There were certain questions about the foundations of morals that advances in science all threaten to make more complicated.
Ignorant men raise questions that wise men answered a thousand years ago.