Ideas from 'talk' by Will Sommers [2019], by Theme Structure

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5. Theory of Logic / E. Structures of Logic / 5. Functions in Logic
F(x) walked into a bar. The barman said..
7. Existence / A. Nature of Existence / 3. Being / d. Non-being
Sartre to Waitress: Coffee with no cream, please...
7. Existence / D. Theories of Reality / 3. Anti-realism
Said Plato: 'The things that we feel...
11. Knowledge Aims / B. Certain Knowledge / 5. Cogito Critique
There was a young student called Fred...
Barman to Descartes: Would you like another drink?...
11. Knowledge Aims / C. Knowing Reality / 2. Phenomenalism
A philosopher and his wife are out for a drive...
11. Knowledge Aims / C. Knowing Reality / 3. Idealism / c. Empirical idealism
The philosopher Berkeley once said..
There once was a man who said: 'God...
..But if he's a student of Berkeley...
Dear Sir, Your astonishment's odd....
12. Knowledge Sources / B. Perception / 1. Perception
"My dog's got synaesthesia." How does he smell? .....
13. Knowledge Criteria / D. Scepticism / 1. Scepticism
A toper who spies in the distance...
16. Persons / F. Free Will / 6. Determinism / a. Determinism
There once was a man who said 'Damn!...
17. Mind and Body / B. Behaviourism / 4. Behaviourism Critique
How do behaviourists greet each other?
24. Political Theory / C. Ruling a State / 2. Leaders / d. Elites
'If you're aristocratic,' said Nietzsche...
24. Political Theory / D. Ideologies / 2. Anarchism
Why do anarchists drink herbal tea?
26. Natural Theory / C. Causation / 9. General Causation / a. Constant conjunction
Cries the maid: 'You must marry me Hume!'...
Causation - we all thought we knew it/ Till Hume came along and saw through it/.
27. Natural Reality / D. Time / 1. Nature of Time / c. Idealist time
The barman called 'Time!', and Augustine said.....
27. Natural Reality / D. Time / 2. Passage of Time / c. Tenses and time
The past, present and future walked into a bar....