Do Chairs Exist?

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12 أيام قبل

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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)

PAPERS:

Thinking about Things (Jubien): www.jstor.org/stable/2676165
There are no Ordinary Things (Unger): www.jstor.org/stable/20115446
Against Parthood (Sider): www.tedsider.org/papers/nihili...
A Sweater Unraveled (Sidelle): www.jstor.org/stable/2671870
On What There Is (Quine): www.jstor.org/stable/20123117
Two Dogmas of Empiricism (Quine): www.theologie.uzh.ch/dam/jcr:...
Empiricism, Semantics, and Ontology (Carnap): www.jstor.org/stable/23932367
Many-One Identity (Baxter): philpapers.org/rec/DONMI-2
Oneness, Aspects, and the Neo-Confucians (Baxter): www.academia.edu/39736289/One...
Why the debate about composition is factually empty (Balaguer): philpapers.org/rec/BALWTD

ONLINE:

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تعليقات
Jaakko Tranberg
Jaakko Tranberg 8 دقائق قبل
This is like Bothersome Semantics - The Movie
Lawrence Calablaster
Lawrence Calablaster 10 دقائق قبل
I just want to know why Michael is obsessed with corn.
Trent Becker
Trent Becker 14 دقائق قبل
everything i sit on is a chair
Lawrence Calablaster
Lawrence Calablaster 17 دقائق قبل
I’m hoping this video mentions Joseph Kosuth’s conceptual art at some point.
P for Programming
P for Programming 19 دقائق قبل
He just licked that chair… xD
Derek Key
Derek Key 25 دقائق قبل
I am death and I am the scattering might be the most metal thing I've heard on this channel.
Bobplayz123
Bobplayz123 41 دقائق قبل
What Crane? It’s Just Paper Moved About.
Meow Milev
Meow Milev 42 دقائق قبل
Now you know why there are chairs in every horror movie!
beetlejukes
beetlejukes 45 دقائق قبل
Hopefully.
DBSTKjS
DBSTKjS ساعات قبل
Return of the King
JusTTSama
JusTTSama ساعات قبل
Wooooooow!
Sonal Agrawal
Sonal Agrawal ساعات قبل
Is this the worst vsauce can do?
Olle
Olle ساعات قبل
It is interesting that Heidegger and present-at-hand and ready-at-hand was not mentioned.
BoB Tubocass
BoB Tubocass 2 ساعات قبل
"Chair" is a function of an object, not the object itself. If I can perform the chair function of an object, then it is a chair. That may lead to relativism of "chair" being subjective to who can use the chair. But that's fine, since "chairs" are only a human construct used to describe some aspect of the world.
Scratchin' Samurai
Scratchin' Samurai 2 ساعات قبل
Yo wtf
Zorcer
Zorcer 2 ساعات قبل
i watch too many memes to laugh at 24:08
Astro Art
Astro Art 2 ساعات قبل
Me, sitting on a chair and watching this: im 4 parallel universes ahead of you
Braden S.
Braden S. 2 ساعات قبل
even as someone who overthinks a LOT, this seems like useless stuff to think about
riffraffmike
riffraffmike 2 ساعات قبل
I'm pretty sure the "chair" Michael is sitting next to is the same "chair" my grandparents have. I'm also pretty sure that they lost one of those chairs about a month or 3 ago.
D.J. W
D.J. W 2 ساعات قبل
The biggest philosophical question I have at the moment comes down to object permanence of the individual itself. If I’m not around to observe the actions my friends are taking alone; have they even taken those assumed actions? (Brushing teeth, showering etc) .. Could the actions they’ve taken I’m made aware of actually be the only actions I was suppose to consider within my timeline of events fate has pre-determined for me? In the studies of free will experiments show that the human body acts before the mind has the initial thought which makes things ‘seem’ deterministic. Could the events that occur to me along the way of my life be occurring to me for a reason? ..I’ve personally never felt this to be true but people have always mysteriously entertained that notion so idk..
PowerCat3008
PowerCat3008 3 ساعات قبل
Sometimes i worry about you Michael.
saq myni paul
saq myni paul 3 ساعات قبل
Can we call earth a living thing Its active Warm from inside Has other organisms in it which can be helpful or harmful to it (just like virus to us ) Its has two lungs which brings life to itself
Cath (Catastropheshe)
Cath (Catastropheshe) 3 ساعات قبل
21:14 same is with us as we replacing our cells through life 😁was vid on that some time ago on I guess Scishow (yt channel)
Cath (Catastropheshe)
Cath (Catastropheshe) 3 ساعات قبل
17:05 explain how god came to existence what is god and what parts of god are god and if we scrape a god is scrapes of god still a god? 🤔
Revolutionary Cinema Productions
Revolutionary Cinema Productions 3 ساعات قبل
Physics and especially quantum physics is often lumped in with the more sort of "boring" sciences' and more difficult to understand, and therefore boring, but i totally disagree. Quantum physics, if explained well, is easily one of the most interesting and fascinating subjects of any kind to learn about. The many worlds sean carrol "interpretation" of quantum physics and quantum mechanics is easily one of the more interesting varieties of physics and various sciences' in general. Just the idea of quantum entanglement, branch universes, superpositions, the Schrödinger's cat thought experiment, all of it is just the most interesting shit in the world to me. If you understand it (and i dont intend to be condescending when i reference the average person who isnt interested in these ideas, because theres certainly aspects i absolutely DO NOT even begin to understand, and someone who truly does know what theyre talking about and knows these concepts well would probably shred me and this comment lol), props to you first of all because its a hell of a group of ideas, concepts, and philosophical implications that would literally explode most peoples heads and or brains, and others would like short circuit, and start sparking out their ears, and blood would drip from their nose and ears lol and others still, would probably just burst into flames lmao
Cath (Catastropheshe)
Cath (Catastropheshe) 3 ساعات قبل
15:22 you forgot to count box itself 🧐
Bayoyo
Bayoyo 3 ساعات قبل
No please NO AMONG US REFERANCES
Aman Rana
Aman Rana 3 ساعات قبل
'Vedanta' explains all
Cath (Catastropheshe)
Cath (Catastropheshe) 3 ساعات قبل
Poor troggy shame on you whoever cut down his tree 😤
Cath (Catastropheshe)
Cath (Catastropheshe) 4 ساعات قبل
2:15 oh that appealing movie music so American 😂 Only thing missing is fast cutouts to his sweating forehead to hands to eyes to crane "head" and back to his face 👁️👄👁️
Crez Cat Q. Ojinal
Crez Cat Q. Ojinal 4 ساعات قبل
yes it exist in this very big territorial sphere. And sometimes the Multiverses doesn't exist a chair in there
Cath (Catastropheshe)
Cath (Catastropheshe) 4 ساعات قبل
1:02 " spoons" - showing spoons, knife and a forks 😂 Or if you nitpicking 3 spoons one probably a tea spoon and 2 table spoons, normal and cake fork and a kind of dinner knife
Cath (Catastropheshe)
Cath (Catastropheshe) 4 ساعات قبل
This kind of questions haunts you on 2am before exam day
Chris
Chris 4 ساعات قبل
made the crane wrong
Miewwcubing ✔
Miewwcubing ✔ 4 ساعات قبل
How can you make THIS make sound complicate
μ
μ 4 ساعات قبل
I love you Michael.
Miewwcubing ✔
Miewwcubing ✔ 4 ساعات قبل
I saw this title and i thought This can’t be The subject are really running out
Jisery Tadeo
Jisery Tadeo 4 ساعات قبل
finnaly i have found the truth about chair
Nautical Twilight
Nautical Twilight 4 ساعات قبل
Well well well then lets find out.
Urble Furb
Urble Furb 4 ساعات قبل
wyoming is just some stuff wyoming
Zaosh Damania
Zaosh Damania 4 ساعات قبل
This is not a video, this is videoing
Scooby Doo
Scooby Doo 4 ساعات قبل
The intro is funny
Pleb James
Pleb James 5 ساعات قبل
Why let a bit of paradox bother you?
J. bown
J. bown 5 ساعات قبل
he said the funny sus among us like impostor from amogus
its d0nk
its d0nk 5 ساعات قبل
Isn’t this all simply pedantic nonsense about language rather than physics? It’s like trying to test symbols of physical properties for their physical properties. Kinda silly.
Name Is Hidden
Name Is Hidden 5 ساعات قبل
Hi from Russia! At the moment with Theseuses ship I thought u will tell 'bout that problem of human soul and y' know about the fact that once in 7 years every single atom in human body gets replaces so where's the soul and what should we call a person and an ego blah-blah-blah lol
Zimny Lech
Zimny Lech 6 ساعات قبل
"I am not a thing that dies and becomes scattered, I AM death, and I AM the scattering." This is such a badass quote when taken out of context.
Bean Bazooki
Bean Bazooki 6 ساعات قبل
🪑🪑🪑🪑🪑🪑🪑🪑🪑🪑🪑
Nick Fallon
Nick Fallon 6 ساعات قبل
The best thing that came out of this is Michael saying ‘sus’
GastusWasHere
GastusWasHere 6 ساعات قبل
OMG OMG ANMGOUS REFRENSE
Valentin A.
Valentin A. 6 ساعات قبل
This is my Ikea chair :)
MrGodofcars
MrGodofcars 6 ساعات قبل
The introduction is hilarious.
Two Eye
Two Eye 6 ساعات قبل
This is the branch of philosophy that I think it's pointless. A chair is a word used by mankind to describe a device used for sitting, it's commonly accepted by all and serves the purpose of accurately describing the use of the object. "chair" is not a scientific term and shouldn't be analyzed as being on. Trog (tree and a dog) could be a thing if an individual chooses them to be one but until at that point it's an issue of language not science/philosophy. Lugniff could be a word I choose to describe the feeling you get when you sit on a chair, if enough people started using the word it would become a word in our language, same as Chair or Trog. They're trying to combine language and science, but at the end of the day a chair is only a chair because we choose to call it that.
Rodeo
Rodeo 6 ساعات قبل
“What is a crowd?” Pitbull Mr World Wide: hey baby one’s company, two’s a crowd, and three’s a party
Yagami Raito
Yagami Raito 6 ساعات قبل
TFW when your chair is actin' like a SUSSY BAKA 😩😩😤👀
Minegamer223
Minegamer223 7 ساعات قبل
That intro will become a meme. I know it.
Rodeo
Rodeo 7 ساعات قبل
I would eat the cheese but only because I’m polite.
Peter Keysers
Peter Keysers 7 ساعات قبل
this man makes me question things I never knew was wondering about
Madpainter
Madpainter 7 ساعات قبل
Shit ! Now I’m having an acid flashback !
Will Da Silva
Will Da Silva 7 ساعات قبل
Coincidentally was already thinking about perception before I watched this video.
Jonathan Jollimore
Jonathan Jollimore 7 ساعات قبل
No because the chair is a human constructed and exists beyond our understand! Now excuse me *Leans back in nonexistent construct*
Rosa Sá
Rosa Sá 7 ساعات قبل
🅿️premium
UisodukeGamingBruhBruh
UisodukeGamingBruhBruh 7 ساعات قبل
Wouldn't the awnser to the "paper crane" question just be that the word "crane" describes the shape of the paper. Because the paper isn't a mf crane now is it? It merely resembles one
Elias
Elias 7 ساعات قبل
Do we exist?
Jonah Miller
Jonah Miller 7 ساعات قبل
'And I can taste it' Me who stopped watching for a couple seconds: 'Oh no'
Elias
Elias 7 ساعات قبل
Why?
Elias
Elias 7 ساعات قبل
My brain hurts !
Ashutosh Singh
Ashutosh Singh 7 ساعات قبل
"I think that the only concrete physical things in the universe are simples". Not even molecules, aren't they definite?
THE ANONYMOUS MAGICIAN
THE ANONYMOUS MAGICIAN 8 ساعات قبل
Everything surround us on earth are made of atoms so we're surrounded by atoms
Rusty
Rusty 8 ساعات قبل
1:17 no michael, do not turn towards them!!
DRAGONIUM
DRAGONIUM 8 ساعات قبل
1:16 Michael, I cannot believe you just went there.
Evil Mastermind
Evil Mastermind 9 ساعات قبل
Wow... So much effort by so many people making simple ideas as unnecessarily/stupidly complicated as possible.
Obama Gaming
Obama Gaming 6 ساعات قبل
Some people need something to devote their lives to. Some people want closure. Some people see a guy ranting about chairs and want to know what he's talking about.
nandi's top12
nandi's top12 9 ساعات قبل
arshow.info
Ivy
Ivy 9 ساعات قبل
What..is?
GeneralAlexander
GeneralAlexander 9 ساعات قبل
Next video does air exits
Mr Margaret Scratcher
Mr Margaret Scratcher 9 ساعات قبل
Peter Van Inwagen is named after the German version of the concept of the 'incar'
ShRoOm?!? SSBU
ShRoOm?!? SSBU 9 ساعات قبل
My parents wanted me to go to uni and here I am watching a guy argue if chairs exist
Wolf Tree
Wolf Tree 9 ساعات قبل
A thing is a design with participals that contribute to the designs purpose
Can Taşkın
Can Taşkın 10 ساعات قبل
1:16 GUYS HE SAID THE THING
Harry G
Harry G 10 ساعات قبل
Man literally licked dried ass sweat off a chair wth🤣🤣
Aristides
Aristides 10 ساعات قبل
Im pretty sure his beard is making him insane
The random weird channel
The random weird channel 10 ساعات قبل
At least a video not from 7 years ago (hello who sees this in 7 years)
Nathao
Nathao 10 ساعات قبل
🪑
Jason S.
Jason S. 10 ساعات قبل
Do chairs exist? I hope you're sitting down!
Starckboy
Starckboy 11 ساعات قبل
I have never seen someone sit with their legs like that. My leg was falling asleep just watching this.
StaticYonder
StaticYonder 11 ساعات قبل
I was thinking of Alan Watts this whole video, and then Michael mentioned him, and my heart smiled
Minnie W
Minnie W 11 ساعات قبل
If you get rid of the backrest is it considered a stool? So, inside of a chair is there also a stool?
Zachary McArthur
Zachary McArthur 11 ساعات قبل
“Do chairs exist?” Me: oh shit. Here we go.
Joearth ll Alfar
Joearth ll Alfar 11 ساعات قبل
5:34 dam he strong
ZZ909
ZZ909 11 ساعات قبل
that was a banger Michael
Joearth ll Alfar
Joearth ll Alfar 11 ساعات قبل
Dam why did i just watch this and have a crisis about reality
Mich Tai
Mich Tai 11 ساعات قبل
got em on the technicality.
Evil Minion of The Month
Evil Minion of The Month 12 ساعات قبل
I only perceive things with my senses. If it looks and feels chair-ish and it can be potentially sat on, than it's a chair. But only because I know that they are called chairs. After all, what is an island if not an island? Or a chair, if not a chair?
Obama Gaming
Obama Gaming 6 ساعات قبل
Nothing we say that is defined by language really encapsulates the things that they are talking about. Nothing is the same in any respect exactly to another, trees are, generally speaking, the same thing as other trees, and yet not even the boundaries set buy the definition of language can fully describe every tree to be a tree. I feel it is the same as chairs: in the end it's us who decides what is a chair and what isn't, but we can't truly count out the possibilities that everything is in some respects a chair. And we don't compare chairs to each other, saying "that's more of a chair than that", because we all know that they are equally chairs. But upon seeing something that resembles some language defined aspects of a chair but not others, there is no concrete thing that sets this thing apart from a thing that we wouldn't associate with a chair at all. For example, let's say you see a tree in the forest, that looks a little bit like a chair. The next tree across looks nothing like a chair. Is the tree that looks like a chair a chair, a tree or both? And, because the tree that doesn't looks like a chair matches some of the same characteristics of the "tree-chair", for example, they are both made of wood, is the tree that doesn't look like a chair also a chair?
Indigo Sonata
Indigo Sonata 12 ساعات قبل
We are one with everything!
Sean Mijares
Sean Mijares 13 ساعات قبل
"Disappear. This chair is an eyesore. This chair. This chair. This chair. This chair. This chair. This chair. This chair. This chair. This chair. This chair. This chair. This chair. This chair. This chair. This chair. This chair. This chair. This chair. This chair. This chair. This chair. This chair. This chair. This chair. This chair. This chair. This chair. This chair. This chair. This chair. This chair. This chair. This chair. This chair. This chair. This chair. This chair. This chair. This chair. This chair. This chair. This chair. This chair. This chair!" -Edgy kid who can see death lines
SleepTighty
SleepTighty 14 ساعات قبل
I’m now unsure if chairs exist
ALPHA_sh
ALPHA_sh 14 ساعات قبل
the "boil o" analigy could just be replaced with fire itself, a concept we made that we say heats the water and everything but fire really doesnt exist in a pure sense as its just combustion of gas releasing energy
phoenix21studios
phoenix21studios 14 ساعات قبل
ok
Roland Gibbs
Roland Gibbs 14 ساعات قبل
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