Which is the real chair and why?

The first one

Sunny_the_skeptic

The second one

hootowlWillcooper

The third one

Nobody :(

None of them

WunderscoreVicZincDW2Bub

All of them

TrishBlindMistLussMotionless

Other

Abbadon517

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VicZincdoctorwho1011TiffaneeSukiesnowBub
Which is the real chair and why?

Explained by BlindMist...

This was the most heated debate of my college experience so far. Your thoughts? In case you can't read the third, it's the definition of a chair: A seat with a back, and often arms, usually for one person; a seat of office or authority, or the office itself; the person occupying the seat or office, esp. the chairman of a meeting; a sedan-chair; a chaiset; a metal block or clutch to support and secure a rail in a railroad.

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Nothing is real.

All of these item have ample chairness for my personal taste.

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VicZinc VicZinc

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I see a photo. In it a chair, a photo of a chair and a description of a chair. I can not use this photo as a chair. But...i can sit on it:]

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Carla Carla

Nothing is real.

All of these item have ample chairness for my personal taste.

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VicZinc VicZinc

In response to “Nothing is real. All of these item have...

If nothing is real

Then everything is nothingness

But nothingness does not exist either

Because it's not real...

So now we're just stuck in a paradox

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BlindMist BlindMist OP

In response to “If nothing is real Then everything is...

That is where I am most comfortable.

And why do you say 'nothing does not exist'? That is as meaningless as saying 'bald is a hairstyle' or 'empty is a measurement of volume'

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VicZinc VicZinc

In response to “That is where I am most comfortable. And why...

Nothing is real. If nothing is real, then the whole concept of nothingness is not real, which means the concept of nothingness has to be real which means something is real.

And I'm confused by my own comment.

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BlindMist BlindMist OP

In response to “Nothing is real. If nothing is real, then the...

Reminds me of the time a guy proved a poorly cooked meal is better than god...

A poorly cooked meal is better than nothing
and
nothing is better than god

Therefor a poorly cooked meal is better than god.

If we accept that nothing is real than surely it is real. That implies nothing exists - which is our point to begin with.

(wink)

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VicZinc VicZinc

In response to “Reminds me of the time a guy proved a poorly...

Ugh, you're so frustrating

But at least I'm not whirling around in the paradox anymore

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BlindMist BlindMist OP

All of them and none of them. All are representations of chairs, but I can sit on none of them.

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Bozette Bozette

In response to “All of them and none of them. All are...

So a chair is something you can sit on?

Someone in my class gave this example:

If I were to sit on someone's head, then would that person's head then be a chair since it is satisfying the purpose of a chair?

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BlindMist BlindMist OP

In response to “So a chair is something you can sit...

The purpose of a chair is to sit...not all seats are chairs.

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Bozette Bozette

The obvious answer is rarely right but what the hell

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Sunny_the_skeptic Sunny_the_skeptic

In response to “The obvious answer is rarely right but what...

Who knows what the right answer is. Maybe it's just one of those questions without a definitive answer.

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BlindMist BlindMist OP

One is a picture the second is a chair and three is words on a paper

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Willcooper Willcooper

They are all representations. I can't sit in any of them.

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DW2 DW2

I only see 2

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Abbadon517

The first one is a picture.

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hootowl hootowl

the photograph picture of the black and white chair is ,I don't know, is the same chair of the one in colour. I think so?

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bird1986 bird1986

The structuralist critic in me is tingling

sign systems and chains of signifiers just (goo)

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Wunderscore

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