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60-Second Adventures in Thought Video Clip Collection [electronic resource]

Can a cat be both alive and dead? Can a computer actually think? How can a tortoise beat Achilles in a race? Voiced by comedian David Mitchell, these fast-paced animations explain six famous thought experiments, from antiquity to the 20th century, that have changed the way we see the world. Video clips include: *Achilles and the Tortoise: Can a tortoise beat a legendary hero in a race? Even if the tortoise has a slight head start, most of us would bet on the hero-and make the philosopher Zeno rich in the process. Every time the hero catches up, the tortoise is moving forward again. *The Grandfather Paradox: If you went back in time and killed your own grandfather, would you have ever been born? And if you weren't born, who killed your grandfather? *The Chinese Room: Philosopher John [...]
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2012