My Tryst With Philosophy 101: Tiny Drops Of Water Don’t Make An Ocean. Don’t Fall Prey To The Fallacy of the Beard.

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Conventional Wisdom says Tiny Drops of Water make an Ocean however the Greek Philosophers at the dawn of the civilization proposed an alternate theory that tiny drops of water don’t make an Ocean. Of Course No wonder they were Called Philosophers then and remain Philosophers to date. Before I get into the meat of the discussion regarding Oceans and Beards I share with you all my trails in the quest of a good post. I meandered through a range of topics as diverse as the morals of the Famed Aesopian Fables to the economic analysis of the story of Grasshopper and the Ant and the lessons of Cognitive dissonance in the story of Fox and the Sour Grapes. I had taken inspiration for most of my recent articles from theories of psychology and tried to weave stories around those theories. In an effort to broaden the scope of my articles I ventured into the world of another “P” the world of Philosophy. Oh Boy there was a vast unexplored world out there begging for some attention. As I entered the city of Philosophy one street led to another as I explored the vast treasures of the esoteric city finally to stumble upon a street called the Street of Paradox. The Street of Paradox was illuminated with magnificent buildings named the Liars Paradox , Socratic Paradox , Barbers Paradox to mention a few. The Street seem to be unending and I after a perfunctory walk decided to explore the building named the Sorites Paradox also called the paradox of the Heap. Continue reading My Tryst With Philosophy 101: Tiny Drops Of Water Don’t Make An Ocean. Don’t Fall Prey To The Fallacy of the Beard.