Practical uses of philosophy cartoon
Philosophy in the kitchen cartoon
A man ponders on a variation of Bishop George Berkley’s theory that if you can’t see something it doesn’t exist.
The caption reads: Who said philosophy had no practical uses?
The person is thinking: Because I can no longer see it, the washing up ceases to exist!
Bishop Berkley’s concept is known as idealism – the view that the external world does not exist independently of the mind. According to Berkeley all that exists are minds and their thoughts and sensations, with nothing to suggest that the external material world exists at all
A cartoon about domestic philosophy, materialism, immaterialism, excuses, rationalism, irrationalism, rationalisation, home-spun philosophies, justifications