“Cogito ergo sum” or, “I am thinking, therefore I exist” or, “I think, therefore I am” are some of the most famous phrases in western philosophy, but where did they come from? 722 more words
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In the late first century a Greek writer, by the name of Plutarch, put forth an idea for a thought experiment – Plutarch asked the question: If an object were to have all of it’s components replaced, would it still fundamentally be the same object? 359 more words
Have you ever heard people commenting on ageing in a casual conversation? It happens more often than not. According to my personal observations, ageing and money are two topics among the most likely ones to turn up in a casual conversation (if not… 620 more words
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Julian Baggini presents 100 thought experiments – short scenarios which pose a problem in a vivid and concrete way – and invites the reader to think about possible answers for him/herself. 91 more words
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May 31st 2016
“Based on my calculations, we are moving at a speed of 14 km/hr. 1,151 more words