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Reality

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Cheyenne Sherbo

on 10 June 2014

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Transcript of Reality

Reality is specific to each person
Difference in appetites
Difference in music taste
Difference in styles
What we perceive to be real becomes our own reality.
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A difference must be determined between what is real, and what is reality.
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What we classify as "REAL"
The trust in our own senses outweighs the validity of any other resources
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Empiricism
&
Rationalism
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Empiricism
we gain all knowledge from are experiences
Rationalism
we gain all of our knowledge from logical thinking
concepts of animals and car
-Reality-
em·pir·i·cism

theory that all knowledge is derived from sense- experience
David Hume
Therefore reality is a fabrication of our minds.
How do we then explain the minds of people with mental dysfunctions?
Are we interacting between individual realms of reality?
Or is there a collective reality in which peoples' consciousness resides?
What do you see?
Which is right?
What they are
&
What Kant's opinion is
Plato
TWO WORLDS:
IDEAL REALITY
THE REALITY WE LIVE IN
Reality
The world of Senses
Constantly Changing
The world of Forms
Permanent
higher
lower
physical objects
images
Impressions and ideas
Impressions= how we perceive something in an instant
Ideas= thought reproductions of previous impressions (memory)
How do we differentiate between dreams and reality?
How can we trust our senses if they are deceiving?
eg.
IDEAS
mathematics
ethical
shadows
reflections
pictures
ordinary
objects we perceive
Late modern period philosopher
skepticism empiricist (for lack of better explanation)
second quality vs. first quality
Bundle Theory
knowledge- space, time, connection
impressions and ideas
atheist
EMPIRICAL
Cause- Effect
see
taste
smell
Events are related by time, space, and necessary connection.
Stone is thrown
window breaking
(event 1)
event 2
hear
feel
Necessary connection
Re-al-i-ty;
The world or the state of things as they actually exist, as opposed to an idealistic or notional idea of them.


How do we verify what we know to be real?
example of math
Immanuel's Theory
empiricism
Rationalism
Predetermined conceptual schemes
When we see an object we will remember every thing about that object
How do we have reached this
ideal reality?
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
How would Plato account for the different "ideal" worlds between people?
Higher order questions
What does that say about people that live in broken societies?
Are dreams future
reality or fantasy?

How do these people moral standards relate to "God's plan"?
How would you explain
reality to someone?
How can you tell
if one is dead or alive?
Is there such thing as unattainable knowledge?
Are optical illusions tricks on our eyes or brain and how can we tell?
THE END,
THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME!

What our senses tell us
Any other source
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