Do Chairs Exist?

čas přidán 14. 09. 2021
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Metametaphysics (Eds. David Chalmers, David Manley, Ryan Wasserman)
An Introduction to Metametaphysics (Tahko)
Material Beings (Peter Van Inwagen)
Objects and Persons (Trenton Merricks)
Ordinary Objects (Amie Thomasson)
Ontology Made Easy (Amie Thomasson)
Ontology, Modality and the Fallacy of Reference (Michael Jubien)
Objects: Nothing our of the Ordinary (Daniel Z. Korman)
Composition as Identity (eds. Cotnoir, Baxter)
Truth and Ontology (Trenton Merricks)
Austere Realism (Horgan and Potrc)
The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are (Alan Watts)


Thinking about Things (Jubien):
There are no Ordinary Things (Unger):
Against Parthood (Sider):
A Sweater Unraveled (Sidelle):
On What There Is (Quine):
Two Dogmas of Empiricism (Quine):
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Oneness, Aspects, and the Neo-Confucians (Baxter):
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  • Ok, i don’t want meet aliens now…

  • Sus

  • Feels like Jreg deepdive into ontology

  • Micheal quoting Alan Watts moves me bruh.

  • Anyone know what switchblade that is in this video?

  • Does the curiosity box really exist?

  • Objects seem to just be just superimposed existences, an observer's sortal (ambiguous) and reality's simples (precise). Now the question is... is a chair a chair if no one is around to observe it?

  • CS-tv: Hey, you want to watch a video from Vsauce Michael about if chairs exist? Me: Of course I do, obviously I do.

  • SUS

  • "All knowledge is ultimately based on that which we cannot prove." I'd say this was the most valuable meme of the modern age.

  • There is a curiosity box mascot guy at the back right of the room (under the table).

  • Michael I think you have too much free time, that is why you can make this type of videos

  • do i exist?

  • Sus 1:11

  • Next: Do exist exist????

  • Vsauce: do chairs exist me. at 3 AM: well well well let’s find out.

  • Me after my mom tells me to bring her a chair

  • Chair Lover (derogatory)

  • 34:07 Quick mafs!

  • no one: Vsauce:*CaN yOu JuMp?*

  • this guy keeps switching between topics more than bulma switches hairstyles and clothing

  • Just like the phrase, deez nuts

  • In conclusion: the Universe contains stuff.

  • Didn't Einstein state that anything that has mass can be converted energy, and isn't energy transformable.. so are quarks/strings/electrons etc actually simples?.. Or is there only 1 simple in our reality, energy? But this feels like circular logic.

  • I kind of think humans are casually redundant as well. Maybe the body is, while the mind or spirit isn't...

  • Stay curious. Love the vSauce videos you guys out out. Dude, how is your stove flame so "only blue"?

  • We should pronounce gunky like gif

  • 1:16 *go to hell*

  • I just realised that philosophy is really just professional overthinking

  • Sus?

  • It's no longer a chair when it doesn't serve the purpose it was created for anymore.

  • Idk

  • This collection of words is not a comment.

  • All hail boilo

  • Salty eh?

  • after watching this video i realised that there is no sound either. there are only vibrations that move through the air and we perceive them as sound. so technically speaking nothing actually exists. nice

  • This is why I never liked althusser. Philosophical circles We define things based on constructive or intellectual circumstances. When the circumstances change, so does the existence of our idea. The more specific we make parameters for definitions, the more likely something will change our constructed definition. If we never made a name for an island, it would never cease to exist because it never existed to begin with.

  • I think kinda like this sometimes: If I have a chair, take a leg off of that chair, and put it back, then I can not trust any part of the chair to be the EXACT same as before. I don't have a new chair, but I have a chair differently? Same with reading some text on a computer, and copy it by writing it on a computer, the new copy can not possibly be exactly identical. There is always some tiny variation or imperfection even if it's made up of the same letters in the same order. as soon as something is changed, it is permanently different from the original. This is the way I think. It's not fully logical, but I'm glad, I finally found a way to describe it. How do I avoid this way of thinking?

  • This dude is living in -2017 bc. Not currently of course, but still.

  • Nothing like an existential crisis after school

  • this shit is so fun to watch when you are baked out of your mind

  • VSauce sus

  • the only man who could probably give anyone a life crisis..

  • Markiplier’s video on chair fucking is now triple sad.

  • This channel is making science fun

  • Chair Exist Vsause: but does it really?

  • He just pulled a slice of cheese out of his shirt

  • 27:34 didn't chew at all... That's gonna be an interesting poo later

  • There was a zen master once, and he was teaching his students a lesson on the nature of things. He showed them a vase and asked "Tell me, what is a vase?" The first student replied "It is a vessel made out of earth." The next student said "There is no vase, there are just particles of dust pressed together" The last one stood up and pushed the vase over, correctly answering the question. The ontological world is composed of functional units. Thus, the question "Do chairs exist?" cannot be answered by Michael sitting next to it and pondering from afar. The answer is him throwing the chair around and sitting on it.

  • he talked about bikinis

  • 1:11

  • 15:49 hol up

  • This video is so confusing

  • Pretty sure they do

  • 5:15 how many more funking objects have you shoved down your shirt

  • Michael has me questioning my existence over here

  • bro why u gotta sit like that

  • Chairs dont exist. They're just a state of mind.

  • Reminds me of Jack in re7

  • Cool you mentioned AW!

  • Is it just me or did that video absolutely not make me feel any better about chairs?

  • Now this sounds like a vsauce video

  • Kid:A,B,C,D,E………. Vsauce: But what is the alphabet?

  • Scott made a thing on this

  • me at 3 am tryna sleep my brain:

  • This is like leaving someone on delivered for 2 months thrn replying and keep talking like nothing happened

  • Why was the chair salty tho

  • Alternative title: Michael makes a five hour lecture about a sitting project and it not existing.

  • The ending got dark real quick

  • "not so fast ChAIR LOVER!"

  • Me: 👁👄👁

  • The thesis of this video: English grammar sucks, and causes confusion and logical paradoxes.

  • Me when my teacher says to sit down:

  • That’s why some languages have measure words/counters for all the ordinary objects - to apply a sortal

  • I might have to come back and watch this on shrooms...

  • When are we gonna get Mindfield back?

  • do you want to see a smart gay licking a chair?? there you go 5:00

  • 14:57 "just pay shipping"

  • *rare footage of vsauce who descends into madness*

  • So existence is subjective. Cool.

  • He got me to the point that he could just make anything up and Id believe it

  • What about holism? When there is an object that have properties that are more than just sum of simples.

  • My job has sorites sequenced me to the point that I am no longer me.

  • I was following along until.... wait how long was that cheese in there?

  • 36:54 Michael writing an ominous passage for us all

  • X Bigot V Deflationism

  • Didn’t know this channel was still goin

  • michael is so salty about pluto no longer being a planet

  • An interesting concept is the limit of things, like how tall does a stack of blocks have to be for it to be a tower, and when does it stop being a tower.

  • Can we rename the 'Ship of Theseus Paradox' to the Tigger's Well Maintained Broom Paradox'?

  • imagene if sheldon cooper met michael

  • oOOoOo mIChEal saID SUS!!1!!1!1

  • Can someone tell me for how long he held cheese under his shirt? I'm not seeing the jumpcut

  • chairchairchairchairchairchairchairchairchair

  • Really to me it seems like "what something is or isnt" is just about labels, and we as humans only use labels to practically understand things. As with the paper and crane thing, Its not actually a crane its just a series of folds to make the paper look like a crane. Additionally cranes arent exactly a thing because its just a series of traits we decided made up an arbitrary species we call cranes. Labels and identity are only used when they are useful and its only ever useful to the observer. I think the term "real" here falls a bit flat when examining the value or truth of something's existence because as long as something is observable and understandable and has an impact on the observer it is "real" practically, even if not some sort of universal or cosmic sense. When you talk about defining an object I think that is where the problem is found. A Chair is not defined by what it is made up of. A chair is a tool created for the purpose of people to sit on. One could use a stone for a chair, but unless that stone was intentionally curated or manipulated for sitting than it isnt a chair. Additionally you could create a chair too small for people to sit in and that is meant to look like a traditional chair, but isnt an actual chair. The physicality of objects does not define what they are so much as describe the concept we have established for communication and abstraction. Another example is a country. There is no physical way to describe a nation or nationality, but they are very real. So again It seems the term "real" isnt really very effective when trying to discern whether something objectively exists because every thing we imagine that exists physically is just a concept at its root. Everything is made up of subatomic particles and the combinations of those particles defines how it acts and reacts to the world around it, but humans with our limited senses and brain power have to filter the data of the universe through our brain and channel it into a concept. I guess its similar to that argument that "you never really touch anything because there is always subatomic space between atoms", sure you can choose to objectively "know" that, but it offers no real value to us humans and if anything undermines our senses which evolved to help us survive in this world.

  • Longest chair video ever

  • Holy shit that last line was powerful and pretty metal!

  • Listen I understand you think earth is flat even if it is then still chairs exist.

  • does light exist or is it just things that come from blast of energy?