To be or not to be?

Piccole letture in chiave umoristica e/o filosofica

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One evening a horse walked into a bar and ordered a glass of wine. After quite a few glasses of wine, the horse stood up and left the bar. This went on for several weeks. Eventually, one evening, the barman turned to the horse and said, “You come in here almost every evening and drink quite a lot of wine. Do you think you might be an alcoholic?”
“I don’t think I am,” replied the horse, and vanished from existence.

You need to understand that this story is about Descartes’ famous philosophy, ‘I think, therefore I am‘, but to explain this before telling the story would be putting Descartes before the horse.

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Author: Tony

Born and raised in Malaysia between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Educated at Wycliffe College in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, England. Living in the foothills of Mount Etna since 1982 and teaching English at Catania University since 1987.

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