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Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

I just found this magnificent case of bad philosophy on Youtube. (Yes, I know! Who would’ve thunk it, eh?) While I would flatter myself unjustly were I to fancy myself a philosophical equivalent of the Bad Astronomer, (I wish!) my website is hardly about debunking bad philosophy. However, it is a guilty pleasure of mine because it gives me something to talk about. Especially when it’s a topic I’ve written about before.

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

Friday, October 8th, 2010

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.