Logic: East v West





More logic

Avicenna stated, Anyone who denies the law of non-contradiction should be beaten and burned until he admits that to be beaten is not the same as not to be beaten, and to be burned is not the same as not to be burned.

Nagarjuna stated: The nature of things is to have no nature; it is their non-nature that is their nature. For they have only one nature: no-nature.

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SS: on language

How is it that we learn to speak and think in language so easily? Philosophers have argued about whether or not we have innate ideas. Whether we are born knowing things, as Plato believed, or rather, as John Locke and other empiricists argued, the mind is a blank slate on which experience writes. Noam Chomsky, gave a twist to this debate in the 1960s. Narrated by Gillan Anderson. Scripted by Nigel Warburton. From the BBC Radio 4 series about life’s big questions – A History of Ideas. This project is from the BBC in partnership with The Open University, the animations were created by Cognitive.