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Description places the skills and knowledge of trained philosophers at the service of the general public. This app gives you flexible access to the thousands of questions and answers on the website.


- This app allows you to display a randomly selected entry (question and response), or one drawn from a particular category. To display another, click on , or shake your phone.

- You can also search for a particular word, or search for a word within a particular category. A randomly selected search result will be displayed. To display another, click on , or shake your phone.

- You can also e-mail any displayed entry.

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Customer Reviews

A wonderful App

I enjoy this app a great deal because astonishingly, I too have thought about some of these questions and it's great to see them answered by knowledgeable people. However I do have two "cons". One already mentioned is the name of the app. I confess to not visiting this app for a long time and when I ran across it on my phone recently, I was confused as to why I would have an app apparently pertaining to Dr Phil. I HATE Dr Phil. Fortunately my concern was groundless as I found when I opened the app. My last con would be the lack of a built-in dictionary. True, I can copy a word to the clipboard and reference an external dictionary but then I can never return to the question I was reading. A serious bummer and one which needs to be addressed.

Change name?

You might want to change app name to "Ask Philos" or "Ask Socrates" or else people might think the app has something to do with Dr. Phil.

What a snitty app.


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  • Free
  • Category: Education
  • Released:
  • Version: 1.0
  • Size: 0.1 MB
  • Language: English
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Rated 9+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes

Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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