This is apparently very funny if you’re a philosopher

I had dinner with a bunch of philosophers tonight at Sardine and the following story was told, to much acclaim. One of the philosophers was standing outside an Irish bar on Capitol Square when a woman came up to him and said, “Is this the same bar as the one on Monroe Street?” The philosopher replied, “No; a bar can’t be the same bar as any bar except itself.”

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One thought on “This is apparently very funny if you’re a philosopher

  1. John Cowan says:

    Obviously yer man was an Austinian or something of the sort: the rest of us know that the same is by no means identical with identical.

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