Monday, March 04, 2013

Philosophical Questions

Dry Bones cartoon, philosophers, philosophy, Islamists, Islamism, jihad, War, world war, Appeasement, Media, Shuldig,
The old question about the tree falling in the forest and nobody being there to hear it was. I thought, a mind puzzle from India the question of the sound of one hand clapping. But it turns out that the "falling tree" metaphysical query was first posed by George Berkeley, in his work, A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge (1710).

The sound of one hand clapping does appear, however, to be a traditional zen koan.

BTW the answer to both questions in today's cartoon is yes.

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