Monday, December 25, 2017

The Land Rover Problem (Philosophy)

I am pleased to see that a piece I wrote, titled (click here) The Land Rover Problem, was published this morning in Pi. It looks at (I think) the most fundamental problem of philosophy, and how we might overcome it. It begins like this: "Imagine that I hold in my hand a single part of a 1958 Land Rover – say, a rear stub axle. Being an open-minded sort of person, I try to fit this part to any which motor parts I may find in the whole world. I continue to fit such parts together until I reach the complete termination of my plan. Not surprisingly, I end up with a 1958 Land Rover, complete in itself."

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