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A Batty Philosophy

Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about what it is like to be a bat. I should preface this by saying, that as ridiculous and novel of a concept as that might sound, “What Is it Like to Be a Bat?” is actually the title of one of the most famous philosophical papers on the mind-body problem. 715 more words

Daniel Kish

Nagel

Thomas Nagel does not know what it’s like to be a bat. Because he is not a bat. He is a reductionist. And no reductionists are bats.

Illustrations

Nagel and State Funding for Art

In Equality and Partiality, Thomas Nagel argues that state funding for the identification and promotion of things of value is a legitimate function of the state. 827 more words

Analytic Philosophy

Çakıl, Hayatın Anlamı ve Bach!

Akşam, Çakıl’ı gezdirmeye çıktığımda olanları yazmak istedim. Çakıl, yaklaşık 5 yıldır hayatımızda. Farkında değil gibi görünse de, asıl görevi bana hayatın anlamını göstermek! Daha iddiasız söyleyecek olursam, hayatı fark etmeme katkıda bulunmak.   1,098 more words

Rant

Identity Crises

Almost everything today in our modern world is experiencing an identity crisis. Essences are rejected each and every day, separating everything from what it truly is. 833 more words