Do Chairs Exist?

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Metametaphysics (Eds. David Chalmers, David Manley, Ryan Wasserman)
An Introduction to Metametaphysics (Tahko)
Material Beings (Peter Van Inwagen)
Objects and Persons (Trenton Merricks)
Ordinary Objects (Amie Thomasson)
Ontology Made Easy (Amie Thomasson)
Ontology, Modality and the Fallacy of Reference (Michael Jubien)
Objects: Nothing our of the Ordinary (Daniel Z. Korman)
Composition as Identity (eds. Cotnoir, Baxter)
Truth and Ontology (Trenton Merricks)
Austere Realism (Horgan and Potrc)
The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are (Alan Watts)


Thinking about Things (Jubien):
There are no Ordinary Things (Unger):
Against Parthood (Sider):
A Sweater Unraveled (Sidelle):
On What There Is (Quine):
Two Dogmas of Empiricism (Quine):
Empiricism, Semantics, and Ontology (Carnap):
Many-One Identity (Baxter):
Oneness, Aspects, and the Neo-Confucians (Baxter):
Why the debate about composition is factually empty (Balaguer):


SONGS (in order of use):

What's Out There (Christopher Baron)
Sleeping Dragon (Rob Kelly | Duncan Pittock)
For Whom The Bell Tolls (Oliver Ledbury)
Political Manoeuvres (Christopher Baron)
Desolate Dream (Sarah Ozelle)
Moon Men (Jake Chudnow)
Hope Is Alive Toolkit (Erick DeVore)
Lazy Daze (Barrie Gledden)
Why So Blue (Chris Norton | Frank Mizen)
Revitalize 2 (Barrie Gledden | Steve Dymond)
Smooth Rhodes (Geoffrey Keezer)
Mississippi Mirage (Jeremy Sherman)
Broadway Dawn (Paul Michael Harris | Simon)
Orbits (Giovanni Antonio Parricelli)
Keep Your Chin Up (David Kelly | Paul Michael Harris)
Forgotten Tears (David O'Brien)
Tiny Suspect (Sue Verran)
Strictly Mambo (Christopher Ashmore)
Funky Rhodes (Geoffrey Keezer)
Sly Spy (Dvorkin | Duncan Pittock)
Car Full of Spiders (Chris Blackwell)
Houston Keys (Geoffrey Keezer)
I Can See the Sea (Neil Williams | Gerard)
Skinny Dipper 3 (Bob Bradley | Matt Sanchez | Steve Dymond | Josh Weller)
Martinique (Ray Davies)
G And T Sunset (Mark Allaway | Jeff Lardner)
Tribeca (Tim Garland | Joseph Locke | Geoffrey Keezer)
Doug's Demise (Bryce Jacobs)
Peaceful Beginnings (Bob Bradley | Thomas Balmforth | Chris Egan)
BEYOND (Alter Natural | VIUS):
Bell Theory (Oriol Sirinathsingh)
Swamp Dude (Bruce Bouton | Neil Williams)

Emily Dunford
Emily Dunford 24 секунд бұрын
There is a great book called "Biocentrism" that explains how reality as we know it only exists because of how we observe/experience it, which is sort of similar to this... But it explains it from the perspective of physics. Very cool!
TheWrongBrother 6 минут бұрын
So basically, definitions encompassed by 'nouns' as used in nomenclature describe how to assess 'form + properties' as is evaluated by a similarly defined method of perception? If a spaceship is designed in the form of a chair, is it a chair or a spaceship or both or none? 😂😏
Conor Haynes-Mannering
Conor Haynes-Mannering 15 минут бұрын
A Douglas Adams style of comedic timing brought to a philosophical overview of existence. Was not expecting this one, bravo!
Varaxis 16 минут бұрын
How many have the flexibility to sit like Michael does, with one leg cross over on top, with foot hanging past the knee? I don't...
Envy Gaming
Envy Gaming 18 минут бұрын
Never watch vsauce at night
nabila huda
nabila huda 19 минут бұрын
Tucker the YouTuber
Tucker the YouTuber 34 минут бұрын
Nice. See y’all next year!
Joban Jeet
Joban Jeet 41 минут бұрын
i thought i was the only one asking these questions.
Hakim AR
Hakim AR 42 минут бұрын
#Let’s Make Trogs a Thing
Sadettin ARSLAN
Sadettin ARSLAN 50 минут бұрын
33:09 meanwhile the duck in my backyard swimming in a pool playing with the kids.
F13 Media
F13 Media 53 минут бұрын
that was really deep, loved it
Before talking to me Educate yourself
Before talking to me Educate yourself 56 минут бұрын
When art in all forms(music, paintings, poetry) nowadays become so abstract no one understands it... But Michael here is going soo deep that it takes you a doctoral thesis to reveal what he meant
Andrew McFarlane
Andrew McFarlane Сағат бұрын
that intro gave me shivers down my spine
Ricardo Fiorani
Ricardo Fiorani Сағат бұрын
This video basically explains why object-oriented programming is flawed.
Athena Pritchard-Jones
Athena Pritchard-Jones Сағат бұрын
im glad you asked this because ive always thought chairs are sus
Zoldyc Сағат бұрын
CheaterXL Сағат бұрын
Micheal with beard reminds me every time of the video about fears.
ToasterZYX Сағат бұрын
I can't believe he said sus.
Moein Rebel
Moein Rebel Сағат бұрын
Michael: I am death, I am scattering Covid-19: Am I Michael-ing?
Kasper Suomalainen
Kasper Suomalainen Сағат бұрын
I would approach the chair question from a functional standpoint. A chair seizes to be a chair, once it nolonger functions as a thing that angles your feet in a 90 degree fashion and that you can sit on. This definition needs to be retooled for each type of chair one might come up with and calls in question, just how vast a chair can be, like can a cliff face be a chair? :D
Szczepan Wolski
Szczepan Wolski Сағат бұрын
It feels like it's very much inspired by Alan Watts's lectures.
C_Norman93 Norman
C_Norman93 Norman Сағат бұрын
I feel like this video went from a true discussion on the ontology of "things" onto the discussion of the meaning OF a "thing." Even if you can, descriptively, just boil "everything" down what we make of it (what word we use), it still does not answer the ultimate question: aside from our way of describing a "thing," aside from mere words to communicate the "thing," what actually IS the "thing?" I think this was the true point of Theseus's Ship. I think all of this comes back to a central point: the mind/body split problem. The attempt to piece together immaterial "things" (logic, meaning, "substance/essence," Truth, etc) with material "things" (form/shape, amount, etc).
Aaron Weibel
Aaron Weibel Сағат бұрын
this is as eerie as burger king foot lettuce
A. Fleischbender
A. Fleischbender Сағат бұрын
Nice video, Michael. See you again in 2 years.
sniper_pro1675 2 сағат бұрын
Sus 1:17
Loya Aheibam
Loya Aheibam 2 сағат бұрын
This guy questions everything 😂
hd 2 сағат бұрын
hey my friend this is not an existence problem. this is about language. is there something hate , love,joy , boredom or chair? they are the name of patterns we recognized before. Pattern of carbon to cellulose, cellulose to wood, wood to furniture, furniture to chair. is there something really as ice . or ice a name of one of waters pattern? look at that you made me understand that: "is there something as love". yes it is a pattern of human chemistry...
Fluxdental 2 сағат бұрын
Who can imagine a world with Michael and no beard? Would it still be Michael, at what point did the beard stop defining Michael, is the beard and Michael 1? does one constitute the other.. THese questions got me scratching my head
Roccodoc 2 сағат бұрын
Avery Nørlem Seaton
Avery Nørlem Seaton 2 сағат бұрын
Okay but can we talk about how Michael mentions "incars" and then a few minutes later there's a guy called "Inwagen"?
Someone Here
Someone Here 2 сағат бұрын
Yes cause me sit on it okay now the video is done bye
Dado Kataklizma
Dado Kataklizma 3 сағат бұрын
1:04 They're not rocks, they're minerals Michael!
QuantamZero 3 сағат бұрын
Is a vacuum sealed container truly “empty” 🧐
Hozic 3 сағат бұрын
Wil Birchall
Wil Birchall 3 сағат бұрын
To that random girl from NZ I met on Omegle that also liked Vsauce, I know there’s no way you’ll ever see this but in case you do, I’m sorry. We had possibly the best conversation I’ve ever had to date and I wish I could talk with you again, but dumbass me never even got as much as your name. Goodbye.
Lag now
Lag now 3 сағат бұрын
Vsauce:do chairs exist? 3.7 million people:well well lets find out
Shubham Sharma
Shubham Sharma 3 сағат бұрын
I can taste it... It’s dry and salty... What is dry and salty? Guyss Michael is alive
lexaron 3 сағат бұрын
I have that same chair at home, therefore it exists.
Lit3 Plumber
Lit3 Plumber 3 сағат бұрын
This guy spent 37 minutes sitting next to a chair.
CRINGEBOT2019 3 сағат бұрын
This hurts my brain
Zaen Y
Zaen Y 3 сағат бұрын
Ship of Theseus is like Trigger's broom
kalle boll
kalle boll 4 сағат бұрын
is teh same thing as. horce does not exist. if all belive it its true funny you made a clip about a thing I been thinking for years
Ze'Daddy 4 сағат бұрын
The description of an object doesn't *have* to fall down into soley it's structure from the most miniscular scale possible for the human mind to expain or to know of(e.g atoms). The world, and our reality, and qualia, none exist in a linear sense. It's easy to think that way but you cant criss cross side to side in a 1 dimensional world(yes im calling nihilism 1 dimensional). The world isnt just vague, it's something to sensed in a non-linear manner. Keep in mind that linearity exists even if a world isnt limited to linearity; it's a building block, just like those simples you spoke of. A chair is a chair. That's simply it. It is not necessary to argue a chairs existence through methods and means made for other cases. If you disagree, i can prove you that 2=1 which would mean that nothing exists. Simples exists, but they are not the only method.
Tyler Lexvold
Tyler Lexvold 4 сағат бұрын
I need more Michael in my life.. when I hear him say “Hey Vsauce, Michael here” I get pumped for the coming education!!
Javi Alegria
Javi Alegria 4 сағат бұрын
this is the most vsaucest vsacue video vsauce has ever vsauced
Hugo Blomqvist
Hugo Blomqvist 4 сағат бұрын
sussy rock
nandi's top12
nandi's top12 4 сағат бұрын
elorz007 4 сағат бұрын
This whole video is assuming existing is a binary thing. What if existing is a continuum? What if existing itself doesn't exist?
gerwas112233 4 сағат бұрын
this video is a memetic hazard
gerwas112233 4 сағат бұрын
but its Michael so we love it :D
El Presidente
El Presidente 5 сағат бұрын
Next video: Is Michael insane or is Vsauce an art form?
Copyright Invalid
Copyright Invalid 5 сағат бұрын
Why can't you just let a man believe that chairs exist?
Igor Smółka
Igor Smółka 5 сағат бұрын
I thought it was a joke
Kiwi Kunn
Kiwi Kunn 5 сағат бұрын
Shubham Shree
Shubham Shree 5 сағат бұрын
Do chairs exist? Orrrr.... Do they ?
Maxwell 5 сағат бұрын
On my birthday too :)
Hollow Knight
Hollow Knight 5 сағат бұрын
If chairs don't exist... Then what am i sitting on?
Gerardo M.
Gerardo M. 5 сағат бұрын
how do you manage to explain this in such a smooth way? it is amazing
Wu Chyi Woon
Wu Chyi Woon 5 сағат бұрын
My crush and I are a "thing", it's just no one recognises it and we don't have a name. But we're definitely a thing.
Алексей Бойков
Алексей Бойков 5 сағат бұрын
I am not in danger, Skyler. I am the danger!
you are a perosn
you are a perosn 5 сағат бұрын
This man really made a video titled "do chairs really exist" and got 4 mil views
NugzBugz 6 сағат бұрын
E M 6 сағат бұрын
Thats why SET theory in maths is the king. Because {a} Not equal to {{a}} .. {a,b,c} Not equal to { {a},{b},{c},{a,b},{a,c},{b,c},{a,b,c} }... We need to understand in what SET of things we refer to.
Mark Virtue
Mark Virtue 6 сағат бұрын
There is no spoon. I mean "chair"....
Yuki Endo
Yuki Endo 6 сағат бұрын
(I'm at 8:30) I think I'm absolutely okay with incar and trog. First of all, the term incar is somewhat useful, and while trog isn't I believe if dogs being near trees were somewhat important to us humans, we would absolutely make a word for that phenomenon. Because saying "the thee and the dog" would be quite a long thing to say all the time.
Tater Maniac
Tater Maniac 6 сағат бұрын
michael please don’t hurt me
axo 6 сағат бұрын
i feel like michael is becoming more and more insane after each video he makes
Rob Baskerville
Rob Baskerville 6 сағат бұрын
That crane and paper discussion is the stupidest thing ever. Well, in the last hour or so, anyway.
Roscoeroly 6 сағат бұрын
Ok. One question. Did you have the slice of cheese there the whole time or was it an edit? :'D
drakedaza 7 сағат бұрын
at 0:07 the thing soundes like a💨
gusferde plays
gusferde plays 7 сағат бұрын
I like the kind of humor that this narrative leads to hahaha "cheeseburger"
4eyes5brains S
4eyes5brains S 7 сағат бұрын
Michael you silly silly man, chairs can’t be Sus!
Beaces 7 сағат бұрын
where are your fingers?
Liam L
Liam L 7 сағат бұрын
If the orange inside of your shirt is in this video and you can't see it than doesn't that mean that everything that's orange in the universe is in this video as well? And is orange something that even exists? Or is it just a term used to describe how the Human mind perceives the surface of an object with specific combinations of particles and atoms when the light of that object is being reflected back into our eyes?
Il Guerriero Dragone
Il Guerriero Dragone 7 сағат бұрын
I'm sorry Michael but for me this is bullshit, it's talking about words and how we call things, it's a useless discussion.
Lagboi Bo3ta
Lagboi Bo3ta 7 сағат бұрын
Okay SOOOOO, do chairs exist or no?
Vemorr Frantik
Vemorr Frantik 7 сағат бұрын
Everything in the universe is or isn't a chair.
Thomas Kloos
Thomas Kloos 8 сағат бұрын
Heideggerian of you
gusferde plays
gusferde plays 8 сағат бұрын
No chairs were harmed in the making of this video because chairs do not exist.
Sir Eren
Sir Eren 8 сағат бұрын
My not so science formula: Thought provocating questions = views= money
Madison Dampier
Madison Dampier 8 сағат бұрын
Can the universe/reality not be both simultaneously gunky and junky? I don't suppose science has a definitive answer for this, but I don't necessarily see it as being falsifiable in any sense. If the universe is deemed finite on the "smallest" scale factor, then it would come up that on the "largest" scale, the "whole universe as contained within the largest scale" could be just as easily described as any of the finite pieces of "stuff" which that universe is constituent of, and when referring to both the largest and smallest scale, they are descriptively indistinguishable from one another, because we can only say definitively for *both of these things* that they can only be described with the binary state of "existence" if we are not to attribute them with any morally biased qualities like beauty and elegance which we naturally disagree on what makes a thing "good". But one is no more "real" than the other, they merely differ by what size scale we share a relationship to them with, the truth of the matter is *our lack of knowledge* to sufficiently describe reality on both the smallest and largest scales, to the point where *description is no longer deemed necessary beyond "is" or "isn't". *What I hope though is that the relationships we find between larger and smaller "components" of the universe continues to be relevant to how we live in it, because the whole matters just as much as its parts, everything is interdependent on one another.
Walid Khoudeir
Walid Khoudeir 8 сағат бұрын
That ayahuasca definitely hit.
Irreverent Radiation
Irreverent Radiation 8 сағат бұрын
_SCP-XXXX: The Trogs._ Classification: Euclid. *Description:* SCP-XXXX are a type of creature composed by an animal part and a part composed by vegetation, usually a tree. SCP-XXXX for now referred as "Trogs" [item number and pending classification] are a creature commonly found in urban and rural areas, usually disguising between normal dogs and/or trees. The animal part of the Trog is similar to that of a normal dog, although with a much higher resistance to physical trauma and have a similar molecular density as that of the wood that composes the trunk of the tree. Trogs can emulate but are not limited to the following dog breeds: -Golden Retriever. -German Shepherd. -Dalmatian. -Boxer. -Saint Bernard. -Rottweiler. -Doberman. -Chihuahua. The "Tree" part of the Trog can change its form to emulate the trees in the surrounding area, although they can be identified by their lack of abundance of roots and no animals or moss living/growing on it. Trogs lure their pray to touch and pet them, their hairs possesses an anomalous oil that numbs the mind of whatever animal touches it, including humans. The Trog then will proceed to take the body of their still alive but incapacitated prey to the trunk of the tree that will open up, to receive it, after the body is inside, the trunk will close to start the digestion process that can take up to 24 hours and will keep the Trog fed up for at least 3 days. The Tree and Dog parts of the Trog seem to be connected by very thin, almost invisible, but very durable, roots that can stretch up to 100 feet from the tree to the dog. If this roots were to be totally cut, it will result in the death of both the animal and the vegetation. *Special Containment Procedures:* Any Trogs captured most be sent to the Biological Research wing at Site-33, where they would be fed no less than 3 alive pigs per week. Trogs do not eat, nor kill other Trogs, but will develop a herd-like social structure where the Alphas get privileges on food. Herds never exceed the 20 members. It is currently unknown the medium that the Trogs use to reproduce, as a baby Trog has never been conceived while in containment. *Notes:* Special caution must be taken when confronting a Chihuahua Trog, since they are the only ones we have witnessed to have actually hunt their prey and kill a MTF while capturing. They are fast, energetic, and will not hesitate to attack first if they feel cornered.
Introverted Asian
Introverted Asian 8 сағат бұрын
I like the death note esk music
john nunya
john nunya 8 сағат бұрын
Without Words
Without Words 8 сағат бұрын
Human ego at it's finest... A human calling something a chair does not mean that thing is fundamentally defined as a chair. Or in other words, just because those who speak english named it a chair, does not mean that it is without a doubt nothing but a chair. In fact, we already know that is not what it - is - alone. It came from wood... which came from a tree... which came from... the ground? Ah... see it now? There will always come that point of "I dunno". That point where we are not as cool as we think we are. I love that point... It means I still have more to learn. Much more. We - label - things... we haven't - defined - anything. We spread the word and communicate it to each other... but we have not even come close to a true definition of anything. Scary thought for some perhaps... but it shouldn't be. It's kind of a spanner in the works of those of us who talk about the world ending, or stock market crashes and genocide. We are just beginning my friends... These deep quandaries of the human mind are just babies taking their first steps. One to two hundred thousand years folks... that's all. The current incarnation of the brain is only that old. That is... nothing on an evolutionary scale. Let alone a universal scale. And that's being generous... we've only been able to record our thoughts for a few thousand years. You are not as smart as you think you are... Take pride in that fact. We know next to nothing... that leaves a lot of space to learn about everything. To quote Tool for some random reason... "Til one and one are one, eleven." Thank you, drive through.
Naseem Kazmi
Naseem Kazmi 8 сағат бұрын
I don't get anything
Will Cool
Will Cool 8 сағат бұрын
I think existence itself is a red herring, entirely beside the point. Existence proves nothing, because existence has no alternative. It simply is. And so what? That seems only the tautology from which arises all phenomenology. Anyone who posits non-existence needs to demonstrate such. Asking whether something exists, proves that it does, if only in abstract potential or imagination. Existence itself proves nothing, that's simply the state of everything. Sub-categories of existence make lots more sense, sets of types of existence, such as physical and abstract, broken or whole, alive, dead, and non-animate.
TheMMBAJ 8 сағат бұрын
the answer to all your questions: "omelette du fromage"
VL Rune
VL Rune 9 сағат бұрын
every video makes me wonder what coffee Michael snorts every morning
Eddie 2P
Eddie 2P 9 сағат бұрын
if anything exists its you
icyfyer 9 сағат бұрын
I think the original question and assumption are wrong, which is why there's such paradox. A chair is a function of the materials that make it. As stated, a chair is an arrangement of simples at it's basest definition, but that doesn't make a chair, it merely describes the current function of the arrangement of materials composed by the simples. Those same materials could be rearranged to create a box or a sculpture or many other things. The chair ceases to exist when it ceases to be capable of functioning as a chair. Remove too many of the back pieces and it becomes a stool. Remove enough legs and it becomes just a seat. Cut it down the center and it remains a chair until it cannot hold a sitter, at which point it becomes something else: used-to-be-chair (or broken chair).
Eddie 2P
Eddie 2P 9 сағат бұрын
this needs more views so people arent dumb when i talk about this stuff and think im high
kaligisee 9 сағат бұрын
VL Rune
VL Rune 9 сағат бұрын
i'd say that trog can be an actual legit thing if there's a trend in photography/art/etc about a dog and a tree together in a frame/situation.
Absolem 9 сағат бұрын
*“I am death.”* - Michael Vsauce 2021
VL Rune
VL Rune 9 сағат бұрын
i've come to the point where i laugh because Michael is doing the vsauce meme even though this IS vsauce's channel
Carp Fishing Yoda
Carp Fishing Yoda 10 сағат бұрын
the grand illusions of mystery humans create to distract ourselves from what is truly incomprehensible on a fundamental scale to us is inane and pointless. we cannot know if anything is real because we cannot know anything, yet we also know everything, because everything is us. and we are nothing, because nothing is everything and everything is nothing. everything was born from nothing and nothing is the only thing.
harshhologram1111 10 сағат бұрын
Reminds of that scene from wandavision, where vision vs white vision discuss the analogy of the ship of Theseus.
DairyGecko 485
DairyGecko 485 10 сағат бұрын
Hehe Vsus
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