60-Second Adventures in Thought (combined)





The interactive transcript could not be loaded.



Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.
Published on Nov 24, 2011

TELL US WHAT YOU THINK and help us improve our Free Educational Resources


For more like this subscribe to the Open University channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXsH...

Free learning from The Open University http://www.open.ac.uk/openlearn/histo...


A look at 6 different 'Adventures in Thought' (this is a combination of all 6 parts of the series into one video)

(all parts - combined)
Playlist link - http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=...


Study 'Philosophy' at the Open University:

Explore qualifications in Physics and Astronomy with the OU http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergra...

  • Category

  • License

    • Standard YouTube License

Comments • 379

Jack Versace
Is this voiced by david mitchell?
jbro sbro
+Jack Versace most definitely
aqwd awd
the turtle one makes little sense ''would have to first cover the distance to where the turtle began'' well the turtle ''began'' from one spot so if the turtle ''started'' 20 yrds into the race and given Achilles is faster than the turtle, and even if the turtle covered an additional 5yrds in the time it took achilles to cover the 20yrds he will obviously overtake the turtle, i feel this was poorly worded or just silly thinking.
Megan D'Adamo
it depends on how long the race is. If it ends before Achilles can close the distance between him and the turtle, then the turtle wins. Obviously since he moves much faster than the turtle, it would have to be a short distance, but never the less, it would still be a possibility. I think they used an overly simplified example that didn't work as well as they hoped.
Ideas are powerful things, I have always believed. Reality, due to the diverse nature in which it is perceived and experienced, is mostly an idea: reality results from a certain way of thinking and perceiving the things and events around us. Following this course of thought, if we are to change the ideas that we uphold we would also effectively shift the realities that we experience. This is my one passion: to expand our minds and to tear down the walls of traditional thinking that have chained us. By giving the power of new ideas back to people we can excite change where it is really needed. If you think yourself a philosopher or you want to expand your mind: bring me your thoughts and I will bring you mine. Life is no competition; may we learn from each other.
Gabriel Seth
+SpiritofSix I agree completely :) The reality which we experience is the reality which we pay attention to. Attention, along with time and energy, are the true currency of life. They can all be spent, wasted, shared, and invested, and it is only when we learn how to manage THESE accounts that we find our "value" and begin to understand the true capacity of human life, and consciousness in general...
Ken Ralston
The first one is bullshit.
View all 8 replies
Daniel Cunha Rêgo
+Ken Ralston Actually, there are some limitations concerning Planck's space and time. 
Basically Bro. You are right in the sense movement does occur, so the claim movement is impossible is: bullshit. But, what Zeno was trying to point out is that if we think of space as being divisible then this leads to plainly absurd logical contradictions about reality - like you pointed out. He used this paradox in conjunction with two others to conclude that reality is indivisible, as opposed to divisible.By making reality indivisible, this removed the premise of moving 'half way' (because that requires divisibility). This solves the paradox. Anyways, he turned out to be correct. Space-time (fabric of reality) is in fact indivisible. Things are just 'rearranged' as opposed to actually 'atomically' cut like Zeno predicted. Peace.  
Hide replies
Laura Selena Bradfield
The Chinese Room video, is very witty and sarcastic!
Mario Luigi
The guy who though about the grandfather paradox died when back to the future was created 
Once anyone adds infinity to a calculation they have made a mistake. Infinity is a concept, not a number or variable. You cannot use infinity for practical applications.
Mateo Ceballos
but what if Achilles ran faster and overtook the tortoise? he would win wouldnt he?
Đạt Trần
Open University in Ho Chi Minh city?
I like cats there are cat's in this I'm very drunk don't like chinese computers but stayed in hotels like this tho
When autoplay is enabled, a suggested video will automatically play next.

Up next

to add this to Watch Later

Add to

Loading playlists...