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‘Fallacy of Division’ or ‘Why You Shouldn’t Date Philosophers’

Late night conversation between the girlfriend and me just before I drifted off to sleep.

Me (mumbling a complaint): Everything is horrible…

Girlfriend: So you think I’m horrible then?

Me (mumbling some more): ‘course not.

Girlfriend: You must do. I’m part of everything.

Me: ’tis an emergent property of everything to be horrible, not to be found in any of its constituent parts. You wouldn’t expect any one car-part to be a vehicle either.

My sincerest sympathy goes out to girlfriends of philosophers everywhere. We can’t be easy to live with.

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2 Responses to “‘Fallacy of Division’ or ‘Why You Shouldn’t Date Philosophers’”

  1. vapid ness says:

    Yup, all philosophers have girlfriends. This is because they are all either heterosexual males or lesbians. And they never marry or spend any time being single. They probably all also have green eyes and are tigers.

  2. Obviously I am writing from my own perspective. Your mileage may vary. 😉

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