1525. The White Horse Paradox

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It’s Day 4 of Philosophy Week!

I love Gongsun Long. So much so that when I [url=http://cowbirdsinlove.com/52]initially drew Gongsun Long[/url], I gave him basically the same character design that I use for myself today. When he returned to the comic around comic 1287, I cemented my theft of the short hair, brown skin, blue shirt look.

One of the things I love about the White Horse Paradox is that Gongsun Long is not trying to prove some crazy fact about reality. Rather, he is trying to prove out through reasonable statements something unreasonable, causing us to reflect on the nature of identity. We can say a white horse is a horse, but we can also say that a white horse is not a horse, in the sense that those are not identical concepts.

One of the things I love about this comic is that with regards to horse drawing I just kinda decided that my best attempted horse drawing isn’t much better than my worst attempted horse drawing, so I just decided to wing it.

I know if I ever need to be published in a serious horse illustration journal I’ll have to clean up my act, but for now, giving myself permission to draw bad horses has been incredibly therapeutic.

I hope you join me tomorrow, as we wrap up Philosophy Week and LOOK TOWARDS THE FUTURE.