Episode 24

#24 - Popper's Three Worlds

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May 11th, 2021

1 hr 13 mins 16 secs

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About this Episode

This episode begins with a big announcement! Ben has officially become a cat person, and is now Taking Cats Seriously. Vaden follows up with some news of his own, before diving into the main subject for today's episode - Popper's Three Worlds. Click the link and read the essay, it's worth it. If you don't, shame on you. 

In this episode we discuss:

  • The TCS parenting movement 
  • Chesto's tweet to Deutsch
  • How Popper's Three Worlds differs from Deutsch's Things/Qualia/Abstractions classification
  • Would prime numbers exist if humans didn't exist?
  • What constitutes reality?
  • The existence of non-physical entities and the reality of abstractions 

 
Having a quick glance at the following wikipedia pages will help ground the conversation:


Errata:

  • Somewhere Vaden says English is a formal language. Nope definitely not - English is natural language, which is distinct from a formal language.  


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