Dream – 5th June 2015

Found another dream amongst my philosophy notes from last year. This one was about Avatar: the Last Airbender. If you have never watched it, then it is a brilliant kids animated tv series about a world where some people have powers to control one of the four elements, so there are four types of benders. The fire nation has taken over most of the world and wiped out all of the airbenders, except one boy named Aang, who also happens to be the Avatar, one who can master all four elements. Katara is a water bender who befriends him, and Zuko is the firebending prince who is set on capturing the Avatar. It all sounds very cheesy but I assure you it is brilliant! Every now and again I rewatch the series and it is still very funny and still makes me cry in certain parts.Read More »

Dream – 25th May 2015

I’m not such a big dreamer, but when I do dream they are usually quite fun, adventurous dreams. I always think of my dreams as little stories. I also dream a lot about drowning.

Whenever I do dream I write them down on one of the many scraps of paper I have lying around, or in one of my many many notebooks (I’m a collector). Then when I’d tidying or looking through my notebook collection I stumble upon them, which is a great feeling. I’ve usually forgotten them so it’s like hearing a story told by someone other than me, but close to me.Read More »

You’ve Been Paradoxed

So I’m thinking of doing a new segment on this blog about paradoxes.

I know it seems like I don’t have much going on here, but I actually do have loads of ideas, but some of them won’t be happening for a wee while. This is something which I can do now and regularly, whilst I wait for all that other stuff to come about.

I’m taking a course this year about paradoxes, so my idea is simply just to create blog posts describing a paradox, then saying YOU’VE BEEN PARADOXED! – a phrase I have shamelessly stolen from my course lecturer, but I don’t think he’ll mind. And then I will offer some solutions to each paradox.

I am a philosophy student and have realised from my flatmates that philosophy can be incredibly hard to understand, but hopefully I can explain everything easily. Paradoxes are nice because they are usually in the form of little stories and a lot of them are very well known. It will probably be the solutions which will be hard to separate from the ‘philosophy-speak’. The fun thing about paradoxes though is that they seem unsolvable, so maybe you won’t care about that anyway!

Another good thing about this idea is that I will have a surplus of material – have you seen the list of paradoxes on wikipedia?

So just to start things off – Which came first, the chicken or the egg?