Philosophy 101 - The Chair That Doesn’t Exist

Final eccentric college exam


An eccentric philosophy professor gave a one question final exam after a semester dealing with a broad array of topics.

The class was already seated and ready to go when the professor picked up his chair, plopped it on his desk and wrote on the board: “Using everything we have learned this semester, prove that this chair does not exist.”

Fingers flew, erasers erased, notebooks were filled in furious fashion. Some students wrote over 30 pages in one hour attempting to refute the existence of the chair. One member of the class however, was up and finished in less than a minute. Weeks later when the grades were posted, the rest of the group wondered how he could have gotten an A when he had barely written anything at all.

His answer consisted of two words: “What chair?”


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Leisure is the Mother of Philosophy. - Thomas Hobbes

WYMI - the all-philosophy radio station. - Mike Dugan

History is philosophy teaching by example. - Dionysius

Theoretical physics is actually philosophy. - Max Born

Those who have free seats at a play hiss first. - Chinese Proverb

Our philosophy is that we care about people first. - Mark Zuckerberg

One who sits between two chairs may easily fall down. - Romanian and Russian Proverb

Skepticism is the first step on the road to philosophy. - Denis Diderot

Any philosophy that can be put in a nutshell belongs there. - Sydney J. Harris

Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy. - Ludwig van Beethoven

If you stand up and be counted, someone will take your seat. - Unknown

We live in a world in which politics has replaced philosophy. - Martin L. Gross

Europe was created by history. America was created by philosophy. - Margaret Thatcher

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

I have a new philosophy. I'm only going to dread one day at a time. - Charles Schulz

You should not paint the chair, but only what someone has felt about it. - Edvard Munch

A bottle of wine contains more philosophy than all the books in the world. - Louis Pasteur

Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious. - Ruth Reichl

It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly. - Isaac Asimov

Committee work is like a soft chair - easy to get into but hard to get out of. - Kenneth J Shively

Philosophy may teach us to bear with equanimity the misfortunes of our neighbors. - Oscar Wilde

If you're offered a seat on a rocket ship, don't ask what seat! Just get on. - Sheryl Sandberg

"I have done my best." That is about all the philosophy of living one needs. - Lin Yutang

It isn't so much what's on the table that matters, as what's on the chairs. - W S Gilbert

At the heart of the Irish economy has always been the philosophy of tax competitiveness. - Bono

The person that turns over the most rocks wins the game. And that's always been my philosophy. - Peter Lynch

Worry is like a rocking chair. It will give you something to do, but it won't get you anywhere. - Unknown

I must study politics and war that my sons may have the liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. - John Adams

Stay in your seat come times of trouble. Its only people who jump off the roller coaster who get hurt. - Paul Harvey

I am an expert of electricity. My father occupied the chair of applied electricity at the state prison. - WC Fields

America is a large, friendly dog in a very small room. Every time it wags its tail, it knocks over a chair. - Arnold Toynbee

You can't deny laughter. When it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants. - Stephen King

A university is an institution that has two thousand seats in the classrooms and eighty thousand in the stadium. - Unknown

I'll see you at the opera tonight. I'll hold your seat till you get there. After that, you're on your own. - Groucho Marx

Albert Schweitzer's philosophy is that a sick, miserable African of today can be a strong healthy cannibal tomorrow. - Joe E Lewis

My husband wanted one of those big-screen TVs for his birthday. So I just moved his chair closer to the one we have already. - Wendy Liebman

My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it's on your plate - that's my philosophy. - Thornton Wilder

Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery. - Winston Churchill

I remain convinced that obstinate addiction to ordinary language in our private thoughts is one of the main obstacles to progress in philosophy. - Bertrand Russell

Jokes of the proper kind, properly told, can do more to enlighten questions of politics, philosophy, and literature than any number of dull arguments. - Isaac Asimov


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03-Dec-2020