Do Chairs Exist?

Do Chairs Exist?

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Metametaphysics (Eds. Chalmers, Wasserman)
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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)
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Austere Realism (Horgan and Potrc)
The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are (Alan Watts)

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Thinking about Things (Jubien): https://www.jstor.org/stable/2676165
There are no Ordinary Things (Unger): https://www.jstor.org/stable/20115446
Against Parthood (Sider): http://www.tedsider.org/papers/nihilism.pdf
A Sweater Unraveled (Sidelle): https://www.jstor.org/stable/2671870
On What There Is (Quine): https://www.jstor.org/stable/20123117
Two Dogmas of Empiricism (Quine): https://www.theologie.uzh.ch/dam/jcr:ffffffff-fbd6-1538-0000-000070cf64bc/Quine51.pdf
Empiricism, Semantics, and Ontology (Carnap): https://www.jstor.org/stable/23932367
Many-One Identity (Baxter): https://philpapers.org/rec/DONMI-2
Oneness, Aspects, and the Neo-Confucians (Baxter): https://www.academia.edu/39736289/Oneness_Aspects_and_the_Neo_Confucians
Why the debate about composition is factually empty (Balaguer): https://philpapers.org/rec/BALWTD

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https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/ordinary-objects/
https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/sortals/
https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/metaphysics-massexpress/
https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/material-constitution/

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37 Responses

  1. Crow says:

    37 minutes about if chairs exist? I’m in.

  2. ShortHax says:

    Can’t wait for Vsauce to debunk how gaming chairs don’t make you a better gamer in the next video

  3. Patrick Davison says:

    I feel like Abed in community. – Angela, Angela is the boss. – Yes, Chairs do exist.

  4. Blake Cacini says:

    “The more we try to sus out where they are… The more _sus_ they are” -Michael Stevens 2021

  5. Nuclear Gameplay says:

    Can’t believe this man is powerful enough to unironically say “sus” and not be seen as cringe.

  6. NewWaveInfantry says:

    At this point I am 100% convinced that Vsauce is making his videos with the intention of fueling as many memes as possible.

  7. bxlbi says:

    36:44 “We are not the universe seeing its self, we are the see-ing. I am not a thing that dies and becomes scattered, I am death and I am the scattering.”
    Truly bone chilling words Michael

  8. Justice J. Srisuk says:

    “Do chairs exist?”

    Of course not, that’s why Slavs and Southeast Asians invented the power squat.

  9. M V says:

    Vsauce: “Do chairs exist?”
    Ah, yes. We’re asking the right questions here.

  10. LTG army says:

    Wow, vsauce has talked about space, time, and even why bad words exist but CHAIRS!!!vsause just took it to the next level.😎😎😎

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