Nation of Beancounters

I’m growing to like philosophy

Posted in Quotable by Navin Kumar on November 24, 2012

Consider the riddle `Why do mirrors reverse left and right but not up and down?’ Although this seems to be a riddle about perception, it really turns on how we use words such as `reverse’. Under several of the disambiguations, it just isn’t true that the mirror reverses left and right. Under others, there is a benign sort of reversal … the mere fact that a question does not appear answerable by science is a good reason to suspect that there is some verbal confusion.

– Roy Sorensen

Maths, ftw. Also, I hate maths.


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