The Philosophy Student and the Chair Story

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January 8, 2014 by AJ Briones

A philosophy professor gave an unusual test to his class. He lifted his chair onto his 1275791214857_hz-fileserver2_1897852desk and wrote on the board simply: “Prove that this chair does not exist.” The class set to work, composing long complex explanations – except one student, who took just thirty seconds to complete and hand in his paper, attracting surprised glances from his classmates and the professor. Some days later the class received their grades for the test. The student who took thirty seconds was judged the best. His answer was, “What chair?”

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