Pride and Prejudice and Logical Positivism
"Why don't I want to marry you? Because you are a fuckin' nerd, Carnap, that's why."
On The Usefulness of Philosophy
"Also, who else is every going to figure out whether or not chairs exists? Scientists? Not a chance."
The Philosophers Dating Game
Unpopular opinion: Aristotle was the beginning of the downturn of western philosophy, because he changed the philosophy of Socrates into what was a fundamentally nerd philosophy. In this essay I will...
Wait a minute, I don't care that at all, because the verification principle isn't making a metaphysical claim it is making a suggestion about how we should talk about things.
Three Little Philosophers of Science
Kuhn: "is my theory crumbling because I am forced to make an increasing number of ad hoc adjusts, exactly how I described scientific theories crumble before a paradigm shift? No, it's the kids who are wrong."
The Vienna Circle Solves Humor
They have a good point though, comedy was a mistake.
Is a Hotdog a Sandwich? A Definitive Study.
Carnap: "But if we made an exact scientific language the usage would never be unclear!" Wittgenstein: "No, if you made an exact scientific language, it would always be unclear, because no one is going to learn your nerd language."
The Vienna Circle Solves Philosophy
Back in Vienna: "okay, now that we have written this 600 page tract that PROVES scientifically that we are not, in fact, nerds, that should put the matter to rest."
The Vienna Circle Faces a Crisis of Logical Positivism
It didn't work.
The Bar Fight
Not shown: Camus triumphantly rebelling against the absurd by picking up a woman at the bar.
You thought that last joke wasn't going to be an Office Space sketch? No. BOOM! Radical freedom, it's Seinfeld. And a bit of Dilbert.
But it turned out that the language games that they play in prison are actually pretty fun.
The Philosophy of the Science of Poker
The Incommensurability of that one annoying friend who always goes all in
World Cup Philosophy: Germany vs France
For best results, the commentator should be read in the voice of Michael Palin
The Analytics at the Bar
Unfortunately, all the girls left the bar too - scared off by William James
Dungeons & Dragons & Philosophers II: The Analytic Turn
Russell destroyed most of Frege's items too, when he threw the bag of holding into the portable hole. Frege was pretty cheesed off about it at first, but eventually he admitted it was his fault for not realizing that portable holes weren't quite as secure as he had thought.
The Germans Play Monopoly
I'm not sure what they expected, it was inevitable really.