Do Chairs Exist?

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BOOKS:

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:

plato.stanford.edu/entries/or...
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plato.stanford.edu/entries/me...
plato.stanford.edu/entries/ma...
iep.utm.edu/mat-comp/

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  • VivaReasonAndFirstAmendment

    VivaReasonAndFirstAmendment

    3 хвилини тому

    So, this video doesn't have a "fourth wall" to "break", but when he used the commercial segment as part of the content segment, it felt like something analogous. I had to laugh.

  • Mandy Graham

    Mandy Graham

    6 хвилин тому

    There is no spoon.

  • Kevin

    Kevin

    36 хвилин тому

    Objects can exist as concepts. Yes, technically it can be argued that everything is just composed of simples, but that doesn't mean that the object itself - even as a concept - doesn't exist. And it certainly doesn't mean that objects beyond simples are inconsequential, because objects have applications as a direct result of the concepts that they embody. What we consider "true" or "existing" is how accurate our perceptions of these concepts are - usually so that we may apply them.
    Our perceptions, the concept, and the application all exist, regardless of the fact that the object is comprised of simples.

  • Potato

    Potato

    43 хвилини тому

    I want one of these times for him to say here Micheal vsauce hey

  • Alex Weber

    Alex Weber

    53 хвилини тому

    Michael made my life with the Alan Watts reference

  • Max Vetter

    Max Vetter

    54 хвилини тому

    I honestly really love the shot of Michael with the chair. It’s really beautifully framed for a reason I can’t quite put my finger on.

  • dirty pure

    dirty pure

    57 хвилин тому

    No.

  • Sturple

    Sturple

    Годину тому

    Michael uses sus to our attention

  • Juju

    Juju

    Годину тому

    Conclusion: it depends on how you perceive reality. Reality doesn't change, just your interpretation of it.

  • Michael Will

    Michael Will

    Годину тому

    who gave vsauce crack

  • AGUSTÍN CASTELLANO

    AGUSTÍN CASTELLANO

    2 години тому

    Video about chairs and what are them, the function and sign, historical, productive etc would be really great

  • Stratton Smith

    Stratton Smith

    2 години тому

    I just spent 38min of my life watching this, and I'm still not sure if the chair I'm currently sitting in exists or not.

  • Justin Lindsey

    Justin Lindsey

    2 години тому

    A chair is a chair until you remove the backrest. Then it becomes a stool.

  • Enter Username Here

    Enter Username Here

    2 години тому

    he is knowledge

  • Sher

    Sher

    2 години тому

    amogus

  • L0RDEV

    L0RDEV

    2 години тому

    1:12

  • Erlend

    Erlend

    2 години тому

    i watch this video every time i cant sleep

  • Plasma シ

    Plasma シ

    3 години тому

    This is so weird🪑🪑🪑🪑🪑🪑

  • maxray 2500

    maxray 2500

    3 години тому

    me watching this while sitting on a nonexistent plurality of simples shaped chair-wise

  • maxray 2500

    maxray 2500

    3 години тому

    imagine this guy as a lawyer

  • A Mat's Purpose

    A Mat's Purpose

    3 години тому

    “I killed this man, or did i?” *iconic music plays*

  • Zorlok

    Zorlok

    3 години тому

    I'd define chair as a solid surface that's used for sitting and nothing else. It stops being a chair when comfortable sitting becomes impossible.

  • Kir Kanos

    Kir Kanos

    3 години тому

    Whateverbroism

  • solotopp

    solotopp

    3 години тому

    You know what's wild is that I had never heard of the boat analogy but had thought about the same exact concept with cars. Eg: if a car from 1970 is restored, is it still the same original car? Always cool when a shower thought turns out to have philosophy behind it.

  • Ren

    Ren

    3 години тому

    I like to imagine Michael conceals a piece of cheese under his neck everywhere he goes.

  • Pablo Escobar Fake

    Pablo Escobar Fake

    3 години тому

    Please add Indonesian subtitles, because this channel is very useful and adds to knowledge❤️

  • Janus C

    Janus C

    4 години тому

    I think we see objects more or less the way we see colors.
    I agree with other people fairly well on how the color orange looks like, but there's no specific moment when orange has become red or when it has become yellow.
    This way, we can have a shirt that some people say it's blue and others say it's purple.
    Sure we could use color classification systems, but they are still arbitrary.

  • Janus C

    Janus C

    4 години тому

    Michael (ENTP): talks 40 minutes about chairs existing
    Sensors: SCREAM

  • Richard Fernandes

    Richard Fernandes

    4 години тому

    I wonder how do pple come up with this terms 😂😂

  • Ryan Price

    Ryan Price

    4 години тому

    Jordan Peterson hates your clarity on this episode. It destroys his whole shtick.

  • Emperor Palpatine

    Emperor Palpatine

    5 годин тому

    He's slowly losing it y'all

  • Katherine Rod

    Katherine Rod

    5 годин тому

    I like how he's playing with duplo

  • Jorge Armando Cazares

    Jorge Armando Cazares

    5 годин тому

    Was that scattering or SCAT-ering?

  • BxPanda7

    BxPanda7

    5 годин тому

    The question I have is this: Does non-existence... exist ?

  • Pedozzi

    Pedozzi

    5 годин тому

    Mom, dad is talking to chairs again..

  • hen ko

    hen ko

    5 годин тому

    takes us, if we know its route would lead us to somewhere we can just be happy and laugh out the problems away Teacher: cool story bro, what about the homework?

  • Esteban Lucas Solari

    Esteban Lucas Solari

    5 годин тому

    i really do hope he quotes Borges in this video. this was one of his most thought of problems

  • Wes Robertson

    Wes Robertson

    5 годин тому

    Thanks alot for adding an ontological crisis to my already debilitating mid-life crisis, existential crisis, cuban missile crisis, my Dino Crisis, and the 2021 crime/thriller Crisis starring Gary Oldman and Evangeline Lilly... Ima go cry now.

  • The Tired Horizon

    The Tired Horizon

    5 годин тому

    I feel like this is an educational video for interdimensional aliens

    • hen ko

      hen ko

      5 годин тому

      Usually I like his videos. I'm finding it hard not to think this is total nonsence.

  • Azurium

    Azurium

    5 годин тому

    Another way to think about it is - we humans project the world, not only through our eyes, but mind as well. We create those models of THINGS, that can be called "imaginary archetypes". Do they exist in physical space? No. But, at the same time, they exist (in different forms) in our individual minds.
    When you hear puppy.. what color is it? (my puppy archetype is a black one, but yours might be different)
    Language is an universe-modelling language - it's used to re-create images in our heads. And that image is what Michael refers to as whole and nonexistent (in reality).

  • Obbya

    Obbya

    5 годин тому

    Probably

  • Zottel

    Zottel

    5 годин тому

    Yes. Yes they do. Episode over.

  • Make McCarthyism Great Again

    Make McCarthyism Great Again

    7 годин тому

    Michael...the guy that can transform nouns into verbs and it make sense...

  • Small Hats Hate The Truth

    Small Hats Hate The Truth

    7 годин тому

    This small hat thinks he is smart

  • Make McCarthyism Great Again

    Make McCarthyism Great Again

    7 годин тому

    Are we not going to talk about Michael eating 🌽 in a particularly random fashion?

  • José Bernardo Tomás Cordeiro

    José Bernardo Tomás Cordeiro

    7 годин тому

    "Now"

  • Make McCarthyism Great Again

    Make McCarthyism Great Again

    7 годин тому

    I think there is a fundamental flaw in this argument. We need to understand the concept of "form". When it comes to the Boat paradox what is important and what makes it a particular boat is it's unique form...dimensions, arrangement, colors, etc. All abstract concepts that when put together become an objective form.
    I've always thought the paradox of the Theseus's boat was silly. It's obvious FORM is what makes something unique and particular...not the parts that make the form of that object.

  • The Realm Guy

    The Realm Guy

    7 годин тому

    🪑🪑🪑

  • Matthew Sirois

    Matthew Sirois

    8 годин тому

    I started to cry twice towards the end. As someone interested in physics, but not interested in advanced maths, I've been forced to focus on philosophical thought processes to help me navigate the path of trying to understand... stuff, anything, truth, legitimate concepts, concepts legitimate but not true, etc. There were several moments in this vid where I realized that the paths out of some physics quagmires lie in refining and agreeing upon definitions of words and terms. Adds to my idea that words get in the way.

  • RamenHut

    RamenHut

    8 годин тому

    Trying to prove chairs exist is like trying to prove humans have a soul.

  • RamenHut

    RamenHut

    8 годин тому

    I think the "chair" could be described as a an arrangement of substructures that interact in a specific fashion, similar to molecules being composed of atoms, you could argue molecules don't exist they are just an arrangement of atoms that interact with their environment in a certain manner.
    Correct me if I have any misperception about this.

  • Pierce Whiteside

    Pierce Whiteside

    8 годин тому

    “I am death, and I am the scattering” holy shit

  • captain cola

    captain cola

    9 годин тому

    Good thing im on a toilet not a chair

  • Benjamin

    Benjamin

    9 годин тому

    Usually I like his videos. I'm finding it hard not to think this is total nonsence.

  • Idah Sumbi

    Idah Sumbi

    9 годин тому

    The way the music sounds evil when he says "Cheeseburger"😂

  • NoCopyrightMusic

    NoCopyrightMusic

    9 годин тому

    I think there's no such thing as an object. There are only arrangements of atoms that form a mass. I think our minds associate certain arrangements with an identity tag. There's not really much else to it than that.

  • Rehan Siddiqui

    Rehan Siddiqui

    10 годин тому

    Michael: "These blocks compose a tower"
    **destroys the tower**
    "what do they compose now?"
    Some so called artist: "ART"

  • 偶遇豪车豪车汇 Supercar Seong

    偶遇豪车豪车汇 Supercar Seong

    10 годин тому

    Wasted, you sus

  • Rammithorn

    Rammithorn

    10 годин тому

    Didn’t know I was due for an existential crisis. Yet here we are.

  • HashBrown Dayz

    HashBrown Dayz

    10 годин тому

    Is it like saying.. I'm the King of Earth vs I'm The Earth's King?

  • Framewave

    Framewave

    10 годин тому

    can someone tell me what these cubes are at 8:47?

  • arthurCallahan

    arthurCallahan

    11 годин тому

    This video is SUSSSSYYYYY!

  • arthurCallahan

    arthurCallahan

    11 годин тому

    Nope they definitely don't...

  • Andy

    Andy

    11 годин тому

    8:30 Colors are a good example. Several animals see colors different than us. Soooooo, what's the real color?

  • Kushyj420

    Kushyj420

    11 годин тому

    This dude has been makin a killing longer then a lot of ppl

  • Kriszt M

    Kriszt M

    11 годин тому

    Chairs Exist, thank God.

  • Dream's Nightmare

    Dream's Nightmare

    11 годин тому

    no one: ...
    me: He has to explain how he got the cheese and spoon in his t shirt

  • SAMEER

    SAMEER

    11 годин тому

    Ship of Theseus!! Hmm that's VISIONary...

  • Hareecio Nelson

    Hareecio Nelson

    11 годин тому

    Chairs exist. I'm sitting on one right now

  • Felix Hi

    Felix Hi

    12 годин тому

    Michael kinda carzy lol

  • Hobson88

    Hobson88

    12 годин тому

    Hi Michael

  • Chris Kidder

    Chris Kidder

    12 годин тому

    Why did I just watch a guy talk about chairs for 38 minutes

  • Alex Linna

    Alex Linna

    12 годин тому

    Is water wet?

  • Magic in Music

    Magic in Music

    12 годин тому

    We can never know if an atom belongs to a chair, but the Central Limit Theorem can tell us the probability that it does.
    PS: Actually sitting on a chair as I watch this. It's pretty squeaky for something that doesn't exist.

  • Achyut Pancholi Tech

    Achyut Pancholi Tech

    13 годин тому

    Crowd is bunch of peoples but a single person from that crowd can't be called crowd. So chair is arrangment of simples.

  • SupermaxLaFrom

    SupermaxLaFrom

    13 годин тому

    Oh stuff! Are you Michaeling again?

  • SackbotNinja03

    SackbotNinja03

    13 годин тому

    Where do you find your books?

  • Francesco Lucchetta

    Francesco Lucchetta

    13 годин тому

    8:32 that's what I've been asking my philosophy teacher

  • SackbotNinja03

    SackbotNinja03

    13 годин тому

    Do you need to be conscious to understand context in a phrase or sentence?

  • Rajesh Pandey

    Rajesh Pandey

    13 годин тому

    Chair be like : and where did it BRING you? Back to me. I AM INEVITABLE

  • Christitan Tutuc

    Christitan Tutuc

    13 годин тому

    Michael very eloquently, and extremely cohesively tripping balls as usual :D
    Brings joy to my heart.

  • Max

    Max

    13 годин тому

    That reminds me of the scene in Matrix Revolutions where Neo says "Love is a human emotion." and the Indian program replies "No, it's a word."

  • Hayat

    Hayat

    13 годин тому

    Oh god do I exist?

  • 00 00

    00 00

    14 годин тому

    تذَكّرْ يامحِبُّ حنينَ جذعٍ
    ‏وتسليمَ الحجار وزدْ هياما
    ‏وكرّر في حبييك كل وصفٍ
    ‏منَ الأمداح مُنتشيًا غراما
    ‏عليه اللَّه صلّى كل حينٍ
    ‏و أتبعها مع الآلِ السلاما
    اللهم صل وسلم على محمد
    ‏ ماذكره الذاكرون
    ما غفل عن ذكره الغافلون ❤
    ٖ

  • Azeez Nabulsi

    Azeez Nabulsi

    14 годин тому

    "Did you ever hear so much talk about nothing...."
    True legends will know where this quote is from

  • Deacon Ho

    Deacon Ho

    14 годин тому

    Me understanding this video is totally real

  • letmewatchcoolvids

    letmewatchcoolvids

    14 годин тому

    shirt cheese

  • MIMIK

    MIMIK

    14 годин тому

    I nearly fell asleep in the middle, but the ending was greatly Vsauce-ing!

  • Tuan NurAin Sumayyah

    Tuan NurAin Sumayyah

    14 годин тому

    FACE REAVEAL

  • Tuan NurAin Sumayyah

    Tuan NurAin Sumayyah

    14 годин тому

    YOU ARE HOW TO BASIC

  • Bert Macklin

    Bert Macklin

    15 годин тому

    The first 20 minutes were interesting but you started repeating yourself after that.

  • khaled smody

    khaled smody

    15 годин тому

    Stupidology

  • stephen schultz

    stephen schultz

    15 годин тому

    Why did my brain have to think about human centipede when he brought up sewing people🤦🏻‍♂️😅😅

  • Stinky Bear

    Stinky Bear

    15 годин тому

    But everything only exists in our own imagination or mind, which means that everyone has a different vision of a chair. because of this, there are as many images of chairs as their are people. each person has their own perspective on what a chair is, and therefore the only way a chair cannot exist is if a person had no idea what a chair was. so chairs exist to people who knows what a chair is, but they would not exist to someone who had never heard of a chair or had the idea of what a chair was. this means that chair both do and do not exist.

  • Lunar Komet

    Lunar Komet

    15 годин тому

    All this stuff makes me really hate how we need to catalog and give a name to any little insignificant thought process ever
    This video is more frustrating and useless than interesting or mindblowing unlike the majority of the others here
    How high do you have to be to agree with anything that has been said here?
    And how rich and bored out of your mind do you have to be to even come up with such ridiculous "problems"?

  • A Face

    A Face

    16 годин тому

    Chair: "I don't know, does your butt crack exist?"

  • BrainDamagedBob

    BrainDamagedBob

    16 годин тому

    What l am and the properties of me are the most significant things to discuss. It's a shame that aspect of reality got so little consideration.

  • Popcorn ninja Productions

    Popcorn ninja Productions

    17 годин тому

    We watch vsauce at school 😎😎

  • • Itz Starlight •

    • Itz Starlight •

    17 годин тому

    Philosophers be like: