drunken philosophy


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Innnteresting.

The cannabis induced twaddle called postmodernism can be synthesized with the Postmodernism Generator.

Perhaps there is another for simulating brain + alcohol = philo. I haven't located how this guy identified his synthetic generator, nor if he has been mixing martinis in his hard drive.
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That's If I could save Klein in a bottle.
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He's an engineer.
eek. Pocket protectors come to mind.
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You can say that again.
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He's an engineer.
Q: How do you tell your engineer is an extrovert?

A: When he talks to you, he stares at your shoes.
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If there's more than two guys and more than two brunettes (in fact, at least as many brunettes as guys) as in the movie, then it's not a true Nash equilibrium. Any of the guys could improve their lot by agreeing to all go for the brunettes, but then switching his choice at the last second ...... with the problem that more than one would opt for this strategy.
Game theory is not famous for explaining how players reach an equilibrium, in a step-by-step fashion. Even with one blonde and one brunette, and two guys, how does each guy know which of the two women that the other guy is going to approach, so he should stay away from her? If the guys talk and come up with a plan before they approach the women, is this any longer a "non-cooperative" game?

What game theory is good at is to postulate that if (somehow) one guy ends up with the blonde and the other with the brunette, neither will have an independent reason to change his preference, supposing the other does not change his.
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My worst experience ever at a party was to be cornered by a drunk philosopher...well, a philosophy grad student anyway, so on her way to becoming a philosopher. A lecture on reductionism is no less fun when drunk than sober, by the way.

Edit: Okay, maybe it wasn't the WORST experience ever, but it was memorably unpleasant.
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May18-10, 08:29 PM
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My finest philosophical moment came when my rel-phil 101 teacher hosted a texas hold 'em game and revealed that he is was a genuine master of the banjo. :)
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My worst experience ever at a party was to be cornered by a drunk philosopher...well, a philosophy grad student anyway, so on her way to becoming a philosopher. A lecture on reductionism is no less fun when drunk than sober, by the way.

Edit: Okay, maybe it wasn't the WORST experience ever, but it was memorably unpleasant.
Did you do the 'what did the 5 fingers say to the face?' joke on her?
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Did you do the 'what did the 5 fingers say to the face?' joke on her?
No, by that time of the evening, every time I held up my hand, it had 10 fingers. Instead, I had to wait for someone else to wander too close and then tell her something like, "Oh, I think that person is also a reductionist and would love to hear your thoughts on it."

Okay, I have a drunken philosophy topic inspired by music. Everyone has been posting about Dio's death on Facebook, so how could I not consider something inspired by Dio.

"Rainbows in the Dark." Do they exist? (Please define existence first.)
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How many fingers do reductionists have?
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How many fingers do reductionists have?
Two fingers of single-malt, please.
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How many fingers do reductionists have?
Definitely none. They just have collections of molecules that have aggregated into the shape of fingers. (If that's completely wrong, "Blame it on the alcohol.")
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How many fingers do reductionists have?
Exactly as many as the number they need to summarize the output of their chemical reactions, using the binary system, to the comprehensivist they've just met.
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How many fingers do reductionists have?
10 more than a solipsist will admit to having.


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