# Philosophy

Posted: November 30th, 2013

Philosophy

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Both Mr. Brown and Mr. Green argue that their horses are slower than the others are. They have tried to prove this through highlighting the number of races each has won. However, this does not prove which horse is slower. The main problem in this case is how this could be proven since the issue is about the slowest. Normally, a horse race is meant to prove the fastest horse. In this case, it is about proving the slowest. In a race, one could always ride a horse slower than the others to prove it is the slowest. Therefore, having them race with their horses would not prove. However, proving that their horse is slower is the same as proving that the other person’s horse is faster. Therefore, in a race to prove the faster horse would be possible if only each of the two men rode the other’s horse. Since each would want to prove that their horse is slower, each would want to prove that the other horse is faster, which is the essence of a race. Thus, with each riding the other person’s horse, they would both push the horses to their optimal performance. This would prove the faster horse; thus, proving the slowest horse. The reason this method solves the solution is that each man would work hard to have the other person’s horse race faster. Normally, in a race, a rider would want to prove their horse is the fastest (ARISE Foundation, 2011). In this case, the riders want to prove the other horse as faster than their’s. Therefore, the only solution is swapping the rider; so that each rider will ride the horse, that each would want to prove faster. This would in turn prove the slowest horse. This is similar to my own scenario, where John and Peter who had the same car model but each argued that their car was slower than the other car. For some time, they argued about it with both trying to prove, they had the slower car. This scenario is similar to the case of Mr. Brown and Mr. Green. The same solution can be used where each can drive the other person’s car. This way, each would drive the other person’s car faster.

References

ARISE Foundation. (2011). Life Skills Curriculum: ARISE Rules of the Road (Instructor’s Manual). Ney York, N.Y: ARISE Foundation

Kirby, G.R. & Goodpaster, J.R, (2007). Thinking, 4/E. Ney York, N.Y: Pearson.

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