I S The Glass Half Full Or Half Empty?or as I think, is the glass really there?
Sorry to get all existential on yo ***. But this is the **** I think about.
I love abstract thoughts.
Back to the 50/50 split water bearing glass receptacle:
if I accept that the glass is there, how can I prove it is? What criteria would I use to judge?
ponder that for a while.........
Then, once I am satisfied I have an acceptable analysis, I ask, what does it mean that I have worked that out? Can that knowledge be applied, be useful or related to anything else I know/may need to know? After pondering the glass and water, and their properties, I would then wonder if the material nature of a drinking glass that holds a (curiously specific) amount of water means anything in the great scheme of things? Why am I thinking this thought in the first place? Other people don't question the existence of glasses...but maybe someone else has? Oooh what did they think? And that's why I love philosophy. :-) Especially that So-crates dude, he was especially excellent, shame he was executed for 'corrupting the young'.....but you all knew that! I'm a bit thirsty now. Bedtime xxx