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Do Chairs Exist?

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Gwendolyn Barnett
Gwendolyn Barnett 21 นาทีที่ผ่านมา
Interesting video thank you. I do feel there are two terminologies that you did not talk about that could have been included; functionality and context.
Hoy
Hoy 37 นาทีที่ผ่านมา
Set theory
COMMUTATIO
COMMUTATIO 53 นาทีที่ผ่านมา
broke: chairs are a social construct woke: there's no such thing as a chair, only simples being arranged chair-wise, chairing, that we, for practical reasons, call chair
Dempsey Everest
Dempsey Everest 57 นาทีที่ผ่านมา
When dose something stop being new ?
sh
sh ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
Man, happy to see that a video only a week old, has more views then the older ones. Means this channel is finally is getting out to more ppl again.
Jacob Garcia
Jacob Garcia ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
Michael: "As we all know, 2 minus 1 is 2." Me: "Oh shit. Here we go!"
Twan J. Ponte
Twan J. Ponte ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
i just lost myself during this video... not sure if its a good thing.....
Mohamed Hossam
Mohamed Hossam ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
just asked my chair if it exists or not , it replied back that it surely exist #problem_solved
Stefan
Stefan ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
Do you believe in gravity?
Peter van Rooij
Peter van Rooij ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
Okay, so what...? Who's live is getting more efficient by this knowledge?
KewyKickTheBall
KewyKickTheBall ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
all the dislikes are from the chairs
Inviseer
Inviseer 2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
When Vsauce dies, their will be no explanation for anything
FandSFlyingandTravel
FandSFlyingandTravel 2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
HEY! That’s where I keep my cheese!!!
Rifty The Swifty
Rifty The Swifty 2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
Finally..
Nine-Toed Sloth
Nine-Toed Sloth 3 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
"I am death! I am the scattering!"
World Peace
World Peace 3 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
Alternative title: "A chair having an existential crisis for 37 minutes"
Christopher Roberts
Christopher Roberts 3 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
I ... He .... Chair ..........lick
akab211
akab211 4 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
How can chairs exist if our eyes arent real?
xohlt
xohlt 4 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
do they tho?
Fallen Star
Fallen Star 4 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
there are no crane there's nothing EVERYTHING IS NOTHING
Tibor Tarcsay
Tibor Tarcsay 4 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
The problem becomes even more intriguing if we consider the fuzzy boundaries of all objects constituted by "simples" - if such a thing indeed exists, pun intended. Given that in our understanding space is a continuum, and not made up of discrete units, one cannot really define boundaries, exactly as in the sorites paradox (which, by the way, was first described by Aristotle 2500 years ago). If there are no boundaries, then there isn't really a way to tell whether a single simple belongs to the chair or the ambient air, floor, etc. surrounding the chair. Hence the sorites problem can be inverted not only to ask "how much can I remove until it is no longer a chair" but "how can I add until I still have a chair?" If there are no actual boundaries, one could argue that it is a specific pattern of simples that constitutes a chair, another pattern that makes up a wall, a human, a cat, etc. BUT! Not only does this lead us back to the Platonic eidos-hyle, form-matter dichotomy, essentially ontological dualism, but what is even more worrying, introduces the entire problem of universals and nominalism vs. realism anew into a physics that we have striven to purge of philosophy! Even more anxiety-inducing is the problem that if we consider (following Penrose in The Emperor's New Mind) a teleporter device, like in Star Trek, which reads out the pattern of simples in anything, codes it in, sends the information to an assembly machine, which spits out the exact same pattern - well, how could it work? Does the pattern itself have a pattern which can be transported, and that another pattern, and so on ad infinitum? Could you assemble the same pattern as a human has from chair-simples? Would the chair then become human?
Scott Cowick
Scott Cowick 4 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
Walks all the way through ontology and reaches the edge of semiotics. Loved it!
[Strong A.B.]
[Strong A.B.] 4 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
Sounds like the starting point on Buddha's teachings on emptiness imo
champaklal gada
champaklal gada 4 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
Indian philosophy... Vedanta... Vedas... Geetas... Are the best... They are really scientific... Have to read it to understand it
Scott Debruyn
Scott Debruyn 5 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
How many molecules of H2O are necessary to make something wet?... Damp?... Dry?... Soaked?... Or the one my wife dislikes... Moist? :) And don't even get me started about a god...
Zachary Vinson
Zachary Vinson 5 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
Its 2:39 in the morning, I told myself one last video 3 videos ago…
Times
Times 6 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
Surprised you didn't mention the philosophical classic: "Does a collection of all objects contain itself?"
ThePandaclash
ThePandaclash 7 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
My question with the scraping of the atoms is: when you scrape atoms off the chair does those scrapings then become a chair? At what point do those atoms become a chair And do atoms exist? If not what does? If nothing exists then what is a simple?
ALKingSky
ALKingSky 7 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
FIRST OF ALL: it's obvious!!! I agree with you and I'm gonna put it in a simpler terms: E=mc2. Everything that perceived as 'things' or 'stuffs' are all made up of energy and can all be broken down to energy
Times
Times 7 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
For gods sake, Michael. Leave the chairs. I need at least a chair.
Youtuber moments and more
Youtuber moments and more 7 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
Next video Never is actually 10 years
ZombiezKey
ZombiezKey 7 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
Can we talk about how he’s sitting? How. I tried to sit like that after noticing and I simply couldn’t.
ZombiezKey
ZombiezKey 7 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
Should I get a new name every time I cycle through a set of cells that I’m made of?
Promis QS Panda
Promis QS Panda 7 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
I'm too sober for this.
COMMANDCRAFT Paul
COMMANDCRAFT Paul 7 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
“Properties” *pulls slice of cheese out of shirt*
Hovering Goat
Hovering Goat 7 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
This was absolutely fantastic
Green Corn
Green Corn 8 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
This sounds like less of a physics problem and more like an interesting take on how difficult it is to produce definitions.
Mote
Mote 8 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
In august someone in my house was sick and coughing all over. And i got sick. I took medicine to try to get my nose to stop running and i swear the medicine messed up my brain. Because ever since i have been thinking something and i can't stop thinking about it. To the point where i cannot enjoy anything at all. And its still here. But i am pretty sure it will never get better because i would need to completely forget this thought.
Clancy Carr
Clancy Carr 7 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
@Mote Solution: Get blackout drunk
Mote
Mote 8 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
And i dont want to say specifically what it is, because its like a virus, if i say it then whoever i tell it to will also have that thought and it will drive them crazy. So i can only vent about it vaguely
Catnium
Catnium 8 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
replace chair with gender...
Billy Handshakes
Billy Handshakes 9 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
This guy looks way too deep into everything. Just because we have a word for it doesnt mean we should debate whether it exists or not. If it is there it is there
Christian Kettlewell
Christian Kettlewell 9 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
27:28 I laughed way too hard at the idea of asking someone “how many waters are in your basement?”
Wilson Angelo Wang
Wilson Angelo Wang 9 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
Halfway through the video and I'm thinking that all the terms he just mentioned might not exist.
Christian Kettlewell
Christian Kettlewell 9 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
17:07 in and I’m like “Bro, rename this video to, ‘The Semantic’s Guide to Never Getting ANYTHING Done Ever Again’” ughhhhh
Christian Kettlewell
Christian Kettlewell 9 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
Like finish a point. I think that’s part of the point but finish a point please
Arthur Dagnese
Arthur Dagnese 9 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
There is no spoon also.
Soren Goebel
Soren Goebel 9 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
You should make a video about your favorite books and/or books people who like your videos should read
Jan “gravity” Hollyer
Jan “gravity” Hollyer 9 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
love this michealness
VivaReasonAndFirstAmendment
VivaReasonAndFirstAmendment 10 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
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 10 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
There is no spoon.
Kevin
Kevin 10 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
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 10 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
I want one of these times for him to say here Micheal vsauce hey
Alex Weber
Alex Weber 10 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
Michael made my life with the Alan Watts reference
Max Vetter
Max Vetter 10 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
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 10 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
No.
Sturple
Sturple 11 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
Michael uses sus to our attention
Juju
Juju 11 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
Conclusion: it depends on how you perceive reality. Reality doesn't change, just your interpretation of it.
Michael Will
Michael Will 11 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
who gave vsauce crack
AGUSTÍN CASTELLANO
AGUSTÍN CASTELLANO 12 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
Video about chairs and what are them, the function and sign, historical, productive etc would be really great
Stratton Smith
Stratton Smith 12 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
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 12 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
A chair is a chair until you remove the backrest. Then it becomes a stool.
Enter Username Here
Enter Username Here 12 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
he is knowledge
Sher
Sher 12 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
amogus
L0RDEV
L0RDEV 12 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
1:12
Erlend
Erlend 12 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
i watch this video every time i cant sleep
Plasma シ
Plasma シ 13 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
This is so weird🪑🪑🪑🪑🪑🪑
maxray 2500
maxray 2500 13 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
me watching this while sitting on a nonexistent plurality of simples shaped chair-wise
maxray 2500
maxray 2500 13 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
imagine this guy as a lawyer
A Mat's Purpose
A Mat's Purpose 13 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
“I killed this man, or did i?” *iconic music plays*
Zorlok
Zorlok 13 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
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 13 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
Whateverbroism
solotopp
solotopp 13 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
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 13 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
I like to imagine Michael conceals a piece of cheese under his neck everywhere he goes.
Pablo Escobar Fake
Pablo Escobar Fake 13 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
Please add Indonesian subtitles, because this channel is very useful and adds to knowledge❤️
Janus C
Janus C 14 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
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 14 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
Michael (ENTP): talks 40 minutes about chairs existing Sensors: SCREAM
Richard Fernandes
Richard Fernandes 14 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
I wonder how do pple come up with this terms 😂😂
Ryan Price
Ryan Price 14 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
Jordan Peterson hates your clarity on this episode. It destroys his whole shtick.
Emperor Palpatine
Emperor Palpatine 14 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
He's slowly losing it y'all
Katherine Rod
Katherine Rod 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
I like how he's playing with duplo
Jorge Armando Cazares
Jorge Armando Cazares 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
Was that scattering or SCAT-ering?
BxPanda7
BxPanda7 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
The question I have is this: Does non-existence... exist ?
Pedozzi
Pedozzi 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
Mom, dad is talking to chairs again..
hen ko
hen ko 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
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 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
i really do hope he quotes Borges in this video. this was one of his most thought of problems
Wes Robertson
Wes Robertson 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
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 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
I feel like this is an educational video for interdimensional aliens
hen ko
hen ko 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
Usually I like his videos. I'm finding it hard not to think this is total nonsence.
Azurium
Azurium 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
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 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
Probably
Zottel
Zottel 15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
Yes. Yes they do. Episode over.
Make McCarthyism Great Again
Make McCarthyism Great Again 17 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
Michael...the guy that can transform nouns into verbs and it make sense...
Small Hats Hate The Truth
Small Hats Hate The Truth 17 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
This small hat thinks he is smart
Make McCarthyism Great Again
Make McCarthyism Great Again 17 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
Are we not going to talk about Michael eating 🌽 in a particularly random fashion?
José Bernardo Tomás Cordeiro
José Bernardo Tomás Cordeiro 17 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
"Now"
Make McCarthyism Great Again
Make McCarthyism Great Again 17 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
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 17 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
🪑🪑🪑
Matthew Sirois
Matthew Sirois 18 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
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 18 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
Trying to prove chairs exist is like trying to prove humans have a soul.
RamenHut
RamenHut 18 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
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 18 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
“I am death, and I am the scattering” holy shit
captain cola
captain cola 19 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
Good thing im on a toilet not a chair
Benjamin
Benjamin 19 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
Usually I like his videos. I'm finding it hard not to think this is total nonsence.
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