Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Remember the Sorites Paradox? Take a look at Robert Nozick's Tale of the Slave. It's really the same paradox (unless you consider all citizens to be slaves, and therefore see no paradox). For me, the obvious resolution is that slavery ends in the transition from case 4 to case 5. Moreover, I now suspect at least one writer for The Onion agrees with me.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I might be able to agree with you except for that fact that you still have a master, and, hence, are still a slave. I would have to say, in fact, that the last transition is the only one which makes you masterless, but even then you are the slave to the will of the majority.

6/22/2007 2:08 PM  

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