Philosophy Jokes

Sandy Moore
Sandy Moore
Sep 29, 2009
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Rene Descartes walks into a resturant and sits down for dinner. The waiter comes over and asks if he'd like an appetizer

"No thank you" says Descartes, "I'd just like to order dinner"
"Would you like to hear our daily specials?" asks the waiter
"No" says Descartes, getting impatient
"Would you like a drink before dinner?" the waiter asks
Descartes is insulted, since he's a tee-totaler
"I think not!" he says indignantly, and POOF! he disappeared.
Seen on a restroom wall: "God is dead: Nietzsche. Nietzsche is
dead: God."

Philosophy is a game with objectives and no rules.
Mathematics is a game with rules and no objectives.

A renowned philosopher was held in high regard by his driver, who listened in awe at every speech while his boss would easily answer questions about morality and ethics.Then one day the driver approached the philosopher and asked if he was willing to switch roles for the evening's lecture. The philosopher agreed and, for a while, the driver handled himself remarkably well. When it came time for questions from the guests, a woman in the back asked, "Is the epistemological view of the universe still valid in an existentialist world?"."That is an extremely simple question," he responded. "So simple, in fact, that even my driver could answer that, which is exactly what he will do."

A philosopher went into a closet for ten years to contemplate the question, What is life? When he came out, he went into the street and met an old colleague, who asked him where in heaven's name he had been all those years. "In a closet," he repied. "I wanted to know what life really is."
"And have you found an answer?""Yes," he replied. "I think it can best be expressed by saying that life is like a bridge." "That's all well and good," replied the colleage, "but can you be a little more explicit? Can you tell me how life is like a bridge?"
"Oh," replied the philosopher after some thought, "maybe you're right; perhaps life is not like a bridge."

The point of philosophy is to start with something so simple as to seem not worth stating, and to end with something so paradoxical that no one will believe it.

Philosophy: A route of many roads leading from nowhere to nothing.

A great truth is a truth whose opposite is also a great truth.

A work in progress, where our two friends exemplify logical fallacies, types of causation and other cool stuff. Quotations are from memory, and so may not be entirely accurate, e.g. I may have substituted "buttmunch" for "buttknocker"....

Circular definition
This is where you include the concept you are defining in the definition of that concept.
Butthead: Shut up, bunghole!
Beavis : What's a bunghole?
Butthead: A bunghole is what you are, bunghole!
Fallacy of Accident
Assuming that a generalisation will hold in every case.
Butthead: They must be cool, they're from Seattle.
Converse Fallacy of Accident(?)

Making a generalisation from insufficient evidence.
Storekeeper: Hello, Maximart. We've got a robbery in progress
Police : Are they armed?
Storekeeper: Er...of course they're armed. Aren't all kids armed?
Equivocation means many things, but is often taken to mean using a word in a different sense to that which was intended. In fact the word "equivocation" is pretty equivocal.
(Beavis, under the influence of a music video, is "dancing" on the sofa.)
Butthead: Get down, Beavis!
Beavis : I am getting down!
Circular causation
A chicken and egg situation. Not always the result of faulty logic, of course - life is often like that, as Butthead demonstrates here....
Beavis : How come Tom Petty's on TV?
Butthead: Coz he's famous, dumbass.
Beavis : Yeah, but how come he's famous?
Butthead: Coz he's on TV, buttmunch!
Beavis : Yeah, but how come he's on TV?
and so on....


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