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Three Minute Philosophy

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This dude is great....Australian humor (and ridiculously fast heavily accented speech) at its finest:

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The rest are here.

Oh ya, and cue the 'welcome to 20XX' post from whoever found it before me but didn't share it....
 

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"I think, therefore I am" is a fallacy. You cannot prove that you are just because you think. You are presuming yourself to exist and be capable of thought in order to prove that yourself exists.
 

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Originally Posted by Matt
The rest are here
bookmarked for when finals are over.
Originally Posted by landshark
"I think, therefore I am" is a fallacy. You cannot prove that you are just because you think. You are presuming yourself to exist and be capable of thought in order to prove that yourself exists.
lolwut?
 

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Originally Posted by landshark
"I think, therefore I am" is a fallacy. You cannot prove that you are just because you think. You are presuming yourself to exist and be capable of thought in order to prove that yourself exists.
There's a better way to explain the fallacy you're getting at. The statement is justly famous because it's a rather elegant solution to Descartes hypothetical skepticism--how am I sure anything exists? The cogito merely posits that there must be something (the I) that is doing the thinking, and regardless of what that thing actually it, it must exist. The problem lies in the equation of the "I" who's making the statement and the "I" that exists. (This is what Jacques Lacan calls the difference between the subject of the enunciation and the subject of the enunciated.)
 

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As a philo major, I will be wasting my saturday night on this. Hillarious. Thank you.
 
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glad you guys liked it
 

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lol. good stuff.
 

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That was great
 

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I liked the Galileo one.
 

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I played the Plato one to one of my classes earleier this year... They loved it.

Well done to them for making ones on Heraclitus and Parmenides as well.
 

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Haha, great stuff! I think Drunk History would go well with this...
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Originally Posted by denning
I enjoyed the Nietzsche one.

I'm disappointed that they distill Nietzsche down to NIHILISM LOLS. Dude's way more than that.
 
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first update in ages...
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