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Is Game-Playing the Highest Ideal of Human Existence?

Two children playing Pong on a television set.

by John Danaher

Bernard Suits’s The Grasshopper is an odd book. Part philosophical dialogue, part playful allegory, it is most famous for its philosophical analysis of games. In a sharp rebuff to Wittgenstein — who thought that games had no essence — Suits suggests that games do have an essence. Continue reading Is Game-Playing the Highest Ideal of Human Existence?

A Shuffled A Deck Of Cards: The Order Has Never Appeared Before

When you well shuffle a deck of cards the resulting order has never appeared before in all of history! Amazing but true. This is just another example of how our intuition misleads us.
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