Gert is always on the lookout for new thinkers, and she has some exciting ones for you today:
Italo Conduttore – bus theory
When you’re sitting in a bus, the world seems to move, but we know it doesn’t really. We are the ones moving. But are we, Conduttore (who is actually a bus driver) asks? His work consists of a series of aphoristic questions that challenge the nature of accepted reality:
If the world does not move, how is it that the place we arrive is different from the place we started?
If the world does not move, why is it raining in one place and not in another?
Stavros Palaistis – wrestling theory
Taking literally the idea of wrestling with philosophical problems, Palaistis has developed a series of wrestling moves that enable philosophers to communicate without words. Here’s one of his “active dialogues” on the question of Plato’s forms:
Griselda Souris – Mouse theory
The idea is to look at the world from a mouse’s point of view. This would seem to have the advantage that mice don’t worry about philosophical problems. Unfortunately, Gert is unable to make head, tail or whiskers of Souris’ extremely post-modern language. If anyone has a handle on it, please let us know.
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