Philosophy jokes – part 3 (Why did the chicken cross the road?)

Adams, Douglas: Forty-two. Aristotle: To actualize its potential. Blake, William: To see heaven in a wild fowl. Buddha: If you ask this question, you deny your own chicken-nature. Chaucer, Geoffrey: So priketh hem nature in hir corages. Constable: To get a better view. Cosell, Howard: It may very well have been one of the most astonishing events to grace the annals of history.  An historic, unprecedented avian biped with the temerity to attempt such an herculean achievement formerly relegated to homo […]

Philosophy jokes – part 2 (therefore p)

Anselm: I can entertain an idea of the most perfect state of affairs inconsistent with not-p. If this state of affairs does not obtain then it is less than perfect, for an obtaining state of affairs is better than a non-obtaining one; so the state of affairs inconsistent with not-p obtains; therefore it is proved, etc. Brandom: Sellars has established to McDowell’s and my satisfaction that p. Therefore p. Brandom (alternative): Sellars argues that p. […]

Philosophy jokes – part 1 (random)

Some philosophy jokes I have gathered online. Enjoy! See also philosophy jokes part 2 (therefore p) and part 3 (why did the chicken cross the road?) Dean to the physics department: “Why do I always have to give you guys so much money, for laboratories and expensive equipment, continuous research, etc. Why couldn’t you be like the math department – all they need is money for pencils, paper and waste-paper baskets. Or even better, like the […]

A paradox of capitalism in form of a joke

There is this joke about a poor boy from a small village, in the beautiful surroundings of country life, fishing off the coast in his tiny boat. As the boy was fishing, a man approached him, admiring that he had already caught a couple of mid-sized fish. “How long did it take you to catch this many?” he asked. — “A couple of hours”, the boy replied. “Why don’t you stay longer to catch more?” he asked. […]

A poor attempt at a joke

A philosopher walks into a bar and asks for the bill. The bartender looks at him in some surprise and say, “but you haven’t ordered yet.” To which the philosopher replies, “you are all blind in not seeing our existence is but a mere debt.” He walks out in regret that it wasn’t that easy.   Not really a paradox, not really funny either, but this philosopher is certainly Christian. [Ok, this was my first […]