Do Chairs Exist?

2021 ж. 14 Қыр.
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Metametaphysics (Eds. Chalmers, 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)


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Against Parthood (Sider):
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  • My hurt bains

    drift ucenicsdrift ucenicsМинут бұрын
  • Old man with converse shoes. That's it, I'm ordering vans again.

    Joshua BullockJoshua Bullock2 минут бұрын
  • 2 is a party, 3 is a crowd

    Disaster_Voice_nzDisaster_Voice_nz3 минут бұрын
  • I love this channel’s intersection of science and philosophy (and language study!). Also the fall Curiosity Box is awesome.

    ltrigga219ltrigga21911 минут бұрын
  • my brain hurts again

    Gabby GarrettGabby Garrett11 минут бұрын
  • *me who’s sitting on a chair* : “AHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!”

    Berd Jr.Berd Jr.13 минут бұрын
  • "I am death" -stuff called michael

    Delnagask TrumanDelnagask Truman14 минут бұрын
  • anything can chair if you're brave enough and thats beautiful :)

    DistractionDistraction16 минут бұрын
  • Chairs are a rare commodity in the Dark World. We mostly have stools, people using themselves as a stool, stools with chair-like properties and stools with rockets.

    RalseiRalsei22 минут бұрын
  • 🪑

    bruh_saucebruh_sauce26 минут бұрын
  • All my life I've always wondered why we use the words we use, call objects the names we call them. Glad to know it's an actual study under a subject out there, not surprised its philosophy.

    Jesse JamesJesse James30 минут бұрын
    • michael is the greatest modern philosopher

      Smoaf SmoafSmoaf Smoaf20 минут бұрын
  • So good!

    Caleb GoodrichCaleb Goodrich32 минут бұрын

    Yuri ChirkovYuri Chirkov32 минут бұрын
  • Michael is losing his grip on reality. I feel like I'm following him.

    dr.clefdr.clef35 минут бұрын
  • This is a very long, boring, complicated, repetitive way of explaining what kind of problems interpreting forms of communication can cause when trying to make it absolute truth.

    Vincent GarciaVincent Garcia38 минут бұрын
    • Sort of. It's a crash course in a certain area of philosophy which, yes, always deals with the subjective. It's less about communication and more about how humans percieve the world. Essentially, your reality is totally decided by your values. You only see a chair as a chair because it suits your human worldview and human resolution to see it as a chair. I actually found it really really interesting.

      ajfrostajfrost32 минут бұрын
  • Ngl I think chairs exist

    Camron CoffeyCamron Coffey40 минут бұрын
  • So pippin is objectively a fool of a took.

    Chello BalgarChello Balgar41 минут бұрын
  • the Ayahuasca changed him for the better

    El TrollEl Troll41 минут бұрын
  • chair could be considered a collective noun, such as pack (as in "a pack of wolves") or a flock (as in "a flock of sheep" or "a flock of sheep"). Even though there is each individual wolf, when they all come together, they create a new thing: the pack. you could make the same argument for a chair.

    allall42 минут бұрын
  • I'm watching this on a chair.

    XyzairturtleXyzairturtle42 минут бұрын
  • existential crisis

    ForeverfrontForeverfront43 минут бұрын
  • How does one make a 37 minute video about chairs not existing? no offense by the way

    Gameplay ChannelGameplay Channel48 минут бұрын
  • hmmm

    Ryan BonaventureRyan Bonaventure50 минут бұрын
  • michael said sus

    CodeMan1131CodeMan113150 минут бұрын
  • The chair was salty because somebodies balls were there earlier.

    Kamikaze SnipesKamikaze Snipes51 минут бұрын
  • the suggestion that something is wavy must mean that waves exist for something to be like them

    nate806nate80655 минут бұрын
  • Bro I kno wayyy more science then you give me your channel

    Willy the WonderboxWilly the Wonderbox57 минут бұрын
  • vsauce goin crazy in this one

    Noah GoadNoah Goad57 минут бұрын
  • As soon as he said that we're not composed matter, I thought of Yoda.

    Geek_the_greatGeek_the_great58 минут бұрын
  • And, yet, I don't have to contemplate any of this in order to sit in a chair and not have my ass hit the floor.

    GuppusmaximusGuppusmaximus58 минут бұрын
  • This would be cool to bring up in a class about the world of forms or the trinity

    KingMJAHKingMJAHСағат бұрын
  • That was amazing. Does it mean to you that if you can’t name something it doesn’t exist in your head? In the end even the universe (which is yourself-ing) it’s what is happening in your head. What is the boundary of the actual universe and the perceived one? Is it as much as you can perceive it? If I name “universe” you can imagine more or less what this word represents.

    Chaz MancinoChaz MancinoСағат бұрын
  • Ok, wich one of you jokers slipped him the lsd?

    Kamil LöschlKamil LöschlСағат бұрын
  • This ones a dusy better sit down.

    KingMJAHKingMJAHСағат бұрын
  • 1:14 he said the thing! michael kinda sus ngl

    xth3dxth3dСағат бұрын
  • I don't know, I think you are reaching pretty far for this one. :)

    Paul DavisPaul DavisСағат бұрын
  • As numerous buddhist masters have said: At first mountains were mountains, chairs were chairs. With study, mountains were not mountains, and chairs were not chairs. Now, I have found repose. Once again, mountains are mountains, chairs are chairs.

    decleyredelunedecleyredeluneСағат бұрын
  • Vsauce here pondering the questions we REALLY need answers to.

    NebulaNebulaСағат бұрын
  • Yes.

    kasso89kasso89Сағат бұрын

    Pikkid ZPikkid ZСағат бұрын
  • Please never stop being you Michael ❤️

    Riley MalloyRiley MalloyСағат бұрын
  • there is a lot of "-ism" here

    yukiomc_yukiomc_Сағат бұрын
  • “do chairs exist” me starts sweating

    pie man piepie man pieСағат бұрын
  • *do chairs exist?* the guy who invented the chair: *sweats profusely*

    I’m stupider than the guy I’m replying to, butI’m stupider than the guy I’m replying to, butСағат бұрын
  • The equation for humanity, where h is humanity: lim h→existential crisis = Vsauce

    毅工田毅工田Сағат бұрын
  • dude tripping L or shrooms with Vsauce would be so much fun

    Faul SnameFaul SnameСағат бұрын
  • Do stop signs exist? Do hot dogs exist?

    Joshua JoshuaJoshua JoshuaСағат бұрын
  • did michael become plato all of a sudden?

    Pedro VicentePedro VicenteСағат бұрын
  • Reminds me of the line (I believe) by Kenneth Burke: "Things can "be," and their being is grounded in Nothing's ability to "noth."

    papaclancpapaclancСағат бұрын
  • Vsause are yiu ok

    NoobKingNoobKingСағат бұрын
  • But what if our universe is both gunky and junky?

    Connor TremblayConnor TremblayСағат бұрын
  • So a chair existing is subjective because other people may differ in their belief on whether or not it exists but it is also objective because the mass majority of people view it as being true so much so that it is considered common sense. So I say it is subjectively objective.

    Abraham Abraham Сағат бұрын
  • I find it interesting that he chose to not use the chair for its purpose for the entire duration of the video.

    Caleb JohnsonCaleb JohnsonСағат бұрын
  • peter van inwagen's mother: honey, we need to get some new shoes for you, you're growing out of these ones young peter van inwagen: why yes mother, i too agree that i require new atoms to replace the ones currently on my feet

    Alyssa van RhynAlyssa van RhynСағат бұрын
  • As an expert in chairs, they do exist

    Tristen HarmonTristen HarmonСағат бұрын
  • Pewdiepie: 👁👄👁

    Debby ReyesDebby ReyesСағат бұрын
  • Yes, they exist.

    Elite_ErvinElite_ErvinСағат бұрын
  • COME ON MAN. I was watching a stock video and now I am contemplating chairs now 🤣

    John PJohn PСағат бұрын
  • I love the fact that he makes me question everything in my life

    Tristan Todd 7cTristan Todd 7cСағат бұрын
  • ای مردی که اسم تو را دقیقا نمیتوانم اکسپل کنم. من بیشتر وقت خودم را صرف فکر کردن به این چیزهایی که میگویی میکنم اگه خواستی میتونیم در مورد صندلی صحبت کنیم

    Asma hoseiniAsma hoseiniСағат бұрын
  • 🪑🪑🪑🪑

    Yo FxlconYo FxlconСағат бұрын
  • Tl;Dr: yes

    Dek ShunariDek ShunariСағат бұрын
  • Bold of you to assume I wouldn’t eat an eyelash

    Grant PeoplesGrant PeoplesСағат бұрын
  • Wait...does this mean that the Mona Lisa doesn’t exist because it’s restoration is just based of context?

    Arvind TalukdarArvind TalukdarСағат бұрын
  • "I am death and I am the scattering!" Vsauce 2021 Well, that got me to subscribe.

    yoursotrulyyoursotrulyСағат бұрын
  • Michael: *Explains incars* Me, an intellectual: "Nah bro you made that up just now" Honestly if I came up with these answers for exams in school my teachers would never be able to fail me

    Oscar AsewandoOscar AsewandoСағат бұрын
  • That slice of cheese was great 👌🏻

    Johnathan FlesherJohnathan FlesherСағат бұрын
  • "The more *SUS* they become" Me: Great, now there's going to be Among Us memes about Vsauce.

    Teal TunicTeal TunicСағат бұрын
  • This could have been a 1 second video but Michael wanted really educate us

    Rodney JenningsRodney JenningsСағат бұрын
  • vsauce said sus, 9 year olds reply

    nash neefusnash neefusСағат бұрын

      xth3dxth3dСағат бұрын
  • I fell through what I once thought was a chair

    Jingle Studios officialJingle Studios officialСағат бұрын
  • This channel makes u question everything and if u are actually questioning everything and if you are actually questioning questioning everything

    The OmenThe OmenСағат бұрын
  • wtf

    banana slugbanana slugСағат бұрын
  • I wonder if Michael knows about the concept of spirits.

    joseph jacksonjoseph jacksonСағат бұрын
  • 37 minutes about if chairs exist? I'm in.

    Jean F**СК МЕ - СНЕCK MY РR0FILЕJean F**СК МЕ - СНЕCK MY РR0FILЕСағат бұрын
  • I love the gaming chair he is sitting on.

    Aidan HammerAidan HammerСағат бұрын
  • My life is just watching vsauce and then waiting for more vsauce

    john chasejohn chase2 сағат бұрын
  • I know who Kevin is too! Today I learned that a tiny part of me is Michael-ing

    Aeronor2001Aeronor20012 сағат бұрын
  • Doesn't upload a full video to his channel in ages. When he finally does... Michael: "I am death."

    Aeronor2001Aeronor20012 сағат бұрын
  • To answer the question whether the chair exists, we first must explore the question of where does it exist, if it does. If you dig deep enough, there are neither chairs, nor their constituent atoms, nor even distinguishable elementary particles in objective reality. So, in objective reality, no chairs exist. In fact, arguably, no thing exists. However, subjectively, chairs obviously exist. Thus, a chair exists in the individual's mind. My mind, through the imperfect mechanism of the human perception, created the chair from a curious pattern of an entangled wave function. Our perception of reality is not reality, but to us it is very real. So, subjectively, chairs exist. Objectively, I do not exist in the same sense as the chair does not exist, so to my subjective experience this notion is ultimately useless.

    Nikolay YakimovNikolay Yakimov2 сағат бұрын
  • I think my brain broke

    Joaquin MartJoaquin Mart2 сағат бұрын
  • Those are some good points and all but tell me how you can cross your legs like that?? How is that comfortable?!

    Daniel RauchDaniel Rauch2 сағат бұрын
  • no

    Sophie UmekoSophie Umeko2 сағат бұрын
  • Michael flicking open the knife activates my fight or flight in a way I cannot describe

    Husky FloofHusky Floof2 сағат бұрын
  • This feels like a cracked out Bill Nye episode that was never aired on TV.

    turtle jesusturtle jesus2 сағат бұрын
  • this is lik page 1 chapter 1 alan watts stuff

    SimplyVibinnSimplyVibinn2 сағат бұрын
  • Honestly I think most philosophers are just linguists who don't realise that what they're doing is linguistics. It's undeniable that the vast majority of philosophical debates consist of endless arguments over definitions, without it even being clear that it's the definitions they're arguing about, not the ideas P.S.: What on earth is a "thing"? Does philosophy provide us with an unambiguous definition?

    yourordinarymeyourordinaryme2 сағат бұрын
  • This is giving me an existential crisis

    Brent BaileyBrent Bailey2 сағат бұрын
  • Haha wow i unteach myself these concepts all the time and when all stringed together its like saying definitions arnt yet strong enough

    thatguy personthatguy person2 сағат бұрын
  • Chair cushion lol

    Presence Of:Presence Of:2 сағат бұрын
  • TL:DR - No, chairs do not exist

    kuntknuckleskuntknuckles2 сағат бұрын
  • @Michael. "Duck-wise", "Chairs"... I´ve heard this take on the universe before by philosopher Allan Watts. He used the word *pattern* to describe this idea. We humans recognize patterns (repetition and regularities) in the universe and this is what allows chairs, ducks and clouds to exist. lol, paused the video and wrote the above at cirka 33:20 then had to laugh at my self and edit the comment two minutes later :) The universe appears to be still Allan Watts'ing a bit though he has died many years ago.

    Hans NørløvHans Nørløv2 сағат бұрын
  • I didn't understand the part in 13:06 anybody care to explain?

    Kemal DemirKemal Demir2 сағат бұрын
  • This is incredibly depressing... exhausting at the least

    Eric ChingEric Ching2 сағат бұрын
  • This is always a fascinating concept but I find it hard to agree it's anything but a simple language problem. Plus, I find it even more amazing you spoke for over 30 minutes without addressing language once! Language is what's really at the core of everything you've-.. well, _said._ Why even jump to E.T. when there are already 'things' which exists in one language but not in another language, on our own planet! German is one of the most interesting to me creating singular words to mean a thing we'd use entire phrases to describe!

    Just1MohrJust1Mohr2 сағат бұрын
  • What the hell i saw this title im not sure if i want to watch this

    gloopyfeathergloopyfeather2 сағат бұрын
  • That first Slow a song was very relaxing

    STEE VANSTEE VAN2 сағат бұрын
  • I just wanted to take a nap, now my couch isnt real.

    Ratchet7989Ratchet79892 сағат бұрын
  • No

    Von SeeVon See2 сағат бұрын