Problem

A problem is an obstacle, impediment, difficulty or challenge, or any situation that invites resolution; the resolution of which is recognized as a solution or contribution toward a known purpose or goal. A problem implies a desired outcome coupled with an apparent deficiency, doubt or inconsistency that prevents the outcome from taking place.

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    Consciousness is what makes the mind-body problem really intractable.
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    War is not a life: it is a situation,
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    Enveloped or scattered.
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    ... your problem is your role models were models.
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