logic and philosophy

The Napoleon Debate scene, wherein Marius sings the praises of Napoleon for most of a chapter, Combeferre one-shots him down, drops the mic, leaves the room leading a mass walkout, and then sings an unprompted encore,  which Enjolras, the only  person who’s even attempting  to keep this a conversation and not a Debate Curbstomp,  annotates

and people think Enjolras  is the one going over the top in that scene. 

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Philosophy + Spongebob Titles




Ayn Rand:

Formal Logic:

500 Page Reading:


The Trolley Problem:


Let us again pretend that life is a solid substance, shaped like a globe, which we turn about in our fingers. Let us pretend that we can make out a plain and logical story, so that when one matter is despatched — love for instance — we go on, in an orderly manner, to the next.
—  Virginia Woolf, The Waves

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for #logic and philosophy week

Some Logic and Philosophy headcanons, because although I’m working on art I’ve promised people (art that should have been finished a while ago), I still want to contribute!

Take into consideration that, besides Marius, these are the two most socially awkward in the group. Everyone else uses sarcasm, innuendoes, and inside jokes to communicate. Feeling left out, Enjolras and Combeferre quickly accumulate a large amount of inside jokes on their own. Nobody knows why, but whenever you bring up “Yield” signs, the two will start giggling so intensely that the meeting has to be temporarily postponed.

Courfeyrac and Combeferre are very close. In fact, they spend the night together more frequently than they spend it apart. However, once Marius begins sleeping at Courf’s place, Combeferre can’t sleep. He tosses and turns, unused to the silence. Ferre is far more comfortable with small snores and muted pop music in the background, as opposed to the melancholy silence of his own apartment. It is because of this that, two nights later, he finds himself at Enjolras’s door. The latter accepts him in, and they sleep side by side, grateful for one another’s presence.

One night, Feuilly invites them all over to a gallery that he enjoys. It’s an art exhibition, but there’s a station where you’re able to create your own art, as well. Everyone makes a masterpiece, with their own, creative additions. When the instructor comes around to check on how they’re doing, she sees one that’s far different from the rest. In fact, it’s split down the middle. The mystery soon comes to an end, as she looks up to two slightly guilty faces: Combeferre and Enjolras had been working together.

Readings from «Scientific American» (1948): Mathematics. An Introductions to Its Spirit and Use, With Introductions by Morris Kline, W. H. Freeman and Company, San Francisco, 1979

The study of mathematics is apt to commence in disappointment… We are told that by its aid the stars are weighed and the billions of molecules in a drop of water are counted. Yet, like the ghost of Hamlet’s father, this great science eludes the efforts of our mental weapons to grasp it.
—  Alfred North Whitehead, An Introduction to Mathematics