Friday, May 22, 2009

The Guardian has a great example of the kind of article I almost never see in US newspapers, namely a discussion of the philosophical nature of Pringles, as compared to potatoes, with reference to Aristotle, Plato, Kripke, Sartre and Wittgenstein. I especially like this remark:
Sartre, for instance, argued that plants and animals may have fixed essences, but for humans, "existence precedes essence". We can choose what our essences are, potatoes can't.

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