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Metametaphysics (Eds. David Chalmers, David Manley, Ryan Wasserman)
An Introduction to Metametaphysics (Tahko)
Material Beings (Peter Van Inwagen)
Objects and Persons (Trenton Merricks)
Ordinary Objects (Amie Thomasson)
Ontology Made Easy (Amie Thomasson)
Ontology, Modality and the Fallacy of Reference (Michael Jubien)
Objects: Nothing our of the Ordinary (Daniel Z. Korman)
Composition as Identity (eds. Cotnoir, Baxter)
Truth and Ontology (Trenton Merricks)
Austere Realism (Horgan and Potrc)
The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are (Alan Watts)


Thinking about Things (Jubien): https://www.jstor.org/stable/2676165
There are no Ordinary Things (Unger): https://www.jstor.org/stable/20115446
Against Parthood (Sider): http://www.tedsider.org/papers/nihilism.pdf
A Sweater Unraveled (Sidelle): https://www.jstor.org/stable/2671870
On What There Is (Quine): https://www.jstor.org/stable/20123117
Two Dogmas of Empiricism (Quine): https://www.theologie.uzh.ch/dam/jcr:ffffffff-fbd6-1538-0000-000070cf64bc/Quine51.pdf
Empiricism, Semantics, and Ontology (Carnap): https://www.jstor.org/stable/23932367
Many-One Identity (Baxter): https://philpapers.org/rec/DONMI-2
Oneness, Aspects, and the Neo-Confucians (Baxter): https://www.academia.edu/39736289/Oneness_Aspects_and_the_Neo_Confucians
Why the debate about composition is factually empty (Balaguer): https://philpapers.org/rec/BALWTD



SONGS (in order of use):

What's Out There (Christopher Baron)
Sleeping Dragon (Rob Kelly | Duncan Pittock)
For Whom The Bell Tolls (Oliver Ledbury)
Political Manoeuvres (Christopher Baron)
Desolate Dream (Sarah Ozelle)
Moon Men (Jake Chudnow)
Hope Is Alive Toolkit (Erick DeVore)
Lazy Daze (Barrie Gledden)
Why So Blue (Chris Norton | Frank Mizen)
Revitalize 2 (Barrie Gledden | Steve Dymond)
Smooth Rhodes (Geoffrey Keezer)
Mississippi Mirage (Jeremy Sherman)
Broadway Dawn (Paul Michael Harris | Simon)
Orbits (Giovanni Antonio Parricelli)
Keep Your Chin Up (David Kelly | Paul Michael Harris)
Forgotten Tears (David O'Brien)
Tiny Suspect (Sue Verran)
Strictly Mambo (Christopher Ashmore)
Funky Rhodes (Geoffrey Keezer)
Sly Spy (Dvorkin | Duncan Pittock)
Car Full of Spiders (Chris Blackwell)
Houston Keys (Geoffrey Keezer)
I Can See the Sea (Neil Williams | Gerard)
Skinny Dipper 3 (Bob Bradley | Matt Sanchez | Steve Dymond | Josh Weller)
Martinique (Ray Davies)
G And T Sunset (Mark Allaway | Jeff Lardner)
Tribeca (Tim Garland | Joseph Locke | Geoffrey Keezer)
Doug's Demise (Bryce Jacobs)
Peaceful Beginnings (Bob Bradley | Thomas Balmforth | Chris Egan)
BEYOND (Alter Natural | VIUS): https://www.apiyoutube.com/watch/EUQh5X31qtI
Bell Theory (Oriol Sirinathsingh)
Swamp Dude (Bruce Bouton | Neil Williams)

Comments :

Kamen Rider Senpai

Kamen Rider Senpai . 6 minutes ago

I swear Vsauce is an anomaly. Call in the SCP Foundation Quick!


SpeedboatFN . 24 minutes ago

Jeez I wanted to look at chairs not have a exetentiol crisis


𒐫𒐫𒐫𒐫𒐫𒐫ELDR!TCH_3NT1TY𒐫𒐫𒐫𒐫𒐫𒐫𒐫 . 26 minutes ago

hey vsauce, your door is locked, or is it?

kristofer zegelin

kristofer zegelin . 37 minutes ago

michel... how long has that cheese been there? 5:15

Chesterson Jack

Chesterson Jack . 38 minutes ago

Thank you for making this video. I was trying to explain this to a dude in some YouTube comments a couple months back, he was being totally obtuse. Edit: On a more general note, this video is making me really happy because it’s giving me the terms to search for to be able to research concepts I’ve been thinking about since before I was 10. It’s a comfort, you know, that humans will always ask the same questions when they didn’t know the discussions were already established.

Juan Vasquez

Juan Vasquez . 43 minutes ago

also too I'm put in mind of https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUPu_ipbVB0


justareplica . 46 minutes ago

How can chairs be real if our eyes aren’t real.


lilsteviey . 46 minutes ago

Short answer: no

Cammy - Fortnite

Cammy - Fortnite . 50 minutes ago

My man grew a beard through the years noice

Jareth Mamuad

Jareth Mamuad . 51 minutes ago

Why would you have to make a video about if reality even exit

Evan Jackson

Evan Jackson . 52 minutes ago

Don’t piss on my leg and tell me it’s raining

Juan Vasquez

Juan Vasquez . 1 hour ago

As to human existence /sentience again he is using the wrong tool to describe it he should be using biology rather than philosophy.

Juan Vasquez

Juan Vasquez . 1 hour ago

“It is known that there are an infinite number of worlds, simply because there is an infinite amount of space for them to be in. However, not every one of them is inhabited. Therefore, there must be a finite number of inhabited worlds. Any finite number divided by infinity is as near to nothing as makes no odds, so the average population of all the planets in the Universe can be said to be zero. From this it follows that the population of the whole Universe is also zero, and that any people you may meet from time to time are merely the products of a deranged imagination.” ― Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

Juan Vasquez

Juan Vasquez . 1 hour ago

Physics describes parts and the whole and their interplay much better than philosophy. Philosophy is good for many purposes BUT describing objects and their components is not one of them. Watching this is like watching someone trying to cut an overdone steak with a spoon. Get a steaknife (Physics).

Juan Vasquez

Juan Vasquez . 2 hours ago

Why is Gamora?

Slinky Sk8s

Slinky Sk8s . 2 hours ago


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Drew . 2 hours ago

5:09 I was like “Adjectives! aw..”


FullThrottle099 . 2 hours ago

This is the most intense Vsauce video ever.

Scott Martin

Scott Martin . 2 hours ago

What an ending


7oshiki . 2 hours ago

This is just a subjective interpretation 😂

Omega Byte

Omega Byte . 3 hours ago

he said SUS

Narg Studios

Narg Studios . 3 hours ago

"As Alan Watts would say - The Universe doesn't contain people. The Universe, peoples!"

Boris Apollo

Boris Apollo . 3 hours ago

This is the "Michael Stevens Fan" button

A Mom Called Quest

A Mom Called Quest . 3 hours ago

I’ve never seen this man in my life but millions of y’all follow him and he’s tryna convince me trees and dogs are the same thing and chairs don’t exist. Did I just walk into a cult?


Ryan . 3 hours ago

I am a chair and would like to tell everyone that we are all paid actors


GAB . 4 hours ago

I believe a chair is what we define as a collection of properties among parts hosted by matter, that are 1) Sittable; 2) Able to sustain the weight of its sitter (otherwise it is a "broken chair"), and 3) Recognised as sittable. A chair can be any assortments of shapes and composition, but all chairs have these 3 qualities in common with one another. A chair before it is broken is something I can recognise as sittable, _is_ sittable, but cannot sustain the weight of the sitter. A broken chair is something I can recognise as being used to be sittable, was sittable, but cannot sustain the weight of the sitter. What is interesting is that comfortability has no bearing on if it is sittable or not, as technically any object that can sustain the weight of its sitter, by definition, is a chair. In technical definitions, the object that Michael is sitting on is not only a cushion, but it is sittable, making it a type of chair.

Ismael Abufon

Ismael Abufon . 4 hours ago

Bang on a lot of thoughts I've had throughout the years.... I've been wanting to go and read about these things, but been wanting to write things down (or video them) before reading and expanding my knowledge, and then after to see how much of the articulation of my original ideas change and mature with the reading. Can't really stress enough how much this video resonates with me 🙈 --- I think about these things pretty much daily, and I haven't found anyone who seems actually interested or really follow these ideas. It's nice to see you on this, Michael. So, as always: thanks for making these videos. :)


ABC123 . 4 hours ago

I would like Michael to do a video about endangered species and whether we should or shouldn't be trying to save them.


Donny . 5 hours ago

I saw the title and was instantly intrigued

Cookieman TV

Cookieman TV . 5 hours ago

What the fuck am I watching


SmellsLikeRacing . 5 hours ago

If you saw the chair into 2 halves, does it stop being a chair or you have 2 broken chairs? If one of the halves can be still used for sitting, is that the real chair and the other piece is not?

Ps4 Nikolaj 13

Ps4 Nikolaj 13 . 5 hours ago

Yes… they do …or do they???

Speech 100

Speech 100 . 5 hours ago

im sitting in one right now so yeah i guess they do?

Abdelmalik ElMokhtari

Abdelmalik ElMokhtari . 6 hours ago

Can we talk about the fact that he had a slice of cheese lying around in his shirt🤣🤣

Payton Byrd

Payton Byrd . 6 hours ago

The way you went through this, you should honestly make a series of videos covering the entirety of Kant's "Critique of Pure Reason", with the absurdism and modern viewpoints thrown in. I do wish there had been more on ideals and concepts, though. Of course, then you'd have to add in Hegel, and meta-ontology, and meta-philosophy. Or you could just throw out Theory of Idea and Theory of Form together, and work your way through the testability of logic and the validity of experimental philosophy. Hmmm...


lool8421 . 6 hours ago

if you can sit on it, it's a chair

Nicolay Hoven

Nicolay Hoven . 6 hours ago

I like annoying my girlfriend by arguing an article of clothing as *insert another label for an article of clothing* because when you look it up in the dictionary the word I use technically still fits...


TheMADGUY50 . 6 hours ago

HUh, this has made me weary not for the fear of existing but for the discomfort of thinking of being attached to Michelle from Veritaserum.


Tachysphex . 6 hours ago

But the more we try to sus out where they are, the more sus they become.


Singularity . 7 hours ago

Chairs are nothing, family is everything - Dom Toretto


Lb96 . 7 hours ago

"Do Chairs Exist?" Answer, Michael is Death


jamie1212ab . 7 hours ago

When an item stops fulfilling its purpose it stops being the item

Ryan F

Ryan F . 7 hours ago

Mafia Stevens ~ "Are you the same you without your tongue?" 19:28

Chaotic Angel

Chaotic Angel . 7 hours ago

0:55 yo guys I found a chair guess they exist :00

Brooklyn Lovato

Brooklyn Lovato . 7 hours ago

This is a video you need to watch on a full stomach to be able to comprehend

Ellis Tomago

Ellis Tomago . 8 hours ago

I don't think avoiding ontological paradoxes should influence us at all.

David B

David B . 8 hours ago

I really wish I was high when I watched this

Johnson Adeleke

Johnson Adeleke . 8 hours ago

Your solution to the four sides of a triangle could moduli-space Barycentric coordinates for gravity. Relativity? And yes.

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