The What Happened Next Machine

Posted by | Chris | 13.11.10 | No Comments

In case anyone thinks my extra-philosophical interests are all robots and death this amazing video got me thinking about Hume, Kant and Meillassoux in a whole new light:

Is cause (what happens next) in the world only attributed to it by Kermit's habit? Are Kermit the Frog's faculties necessary in order that he reasons what will happen next? Does the failure of the machine illustrate something about the Humean/Kantian anchoring of cause only in the subject? Is this why Kermit must move the machine, his vibrant living body the only free cause in a dull material world? Is the flying radio a frequentialist implication (like the billiard ball shooting off at wild and unimaginable angles) or an illustration of hyper-chaos (there is no reason Kermit's machine didn't work)?


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