What is a mind-independent reality? It is a reality that exists without being observed. And even with it, the reality, being observed it fundamentally does not change. That is, the reality is the same whether it is observed or not. This also means that observation is independent as well. For this, we can talk about … Continue reading Mind-independent reality
There is no evidence of a tangible mind, self, spirit, consciousness, soul. The evidence of the mechanism of the sentience is only that of the mechanism. Assuming this, the binary of internal and external reality falls away. The question of other is no longer a question of anything but the object doing something called being … Continue reading The falling away of the internal and external
There is no internal and external reality. But rather the internal "I" is inside the "external" world. There is nothing to be "external" to the self as separate to the external. And there is no perspective or location outside the reality. Rather, we are inside the reality. We belong to the reality. We exist in … Continue reading Internal to the external
Reality exists independent of the it being perceived. An object neither exists more or less with single or multiple observations. Perception is irrelevant to the existence of reality. Perception is a process of existent matter, not something above or beyond matter whatever such terms may mean.
We have memory of particulars and specifics. We have knowledge of universals and generalizations.
Not only am I confronted by reality, I am in reality as part of the reality. To know reality is to be sense, perceive and rationalise it. To lose sensation and perception of it is to be asleep, unconscious, in a coma or dead. To be born is to gain sensation, perception and rationality. There … Continue reading Reality
Things are made of matter, matter being solid, liquid or gas (or plasma). Matter has mass and is spatially extended. Energy is different. We can think of energy as properties of things. With this framework we can start to talk about that which are seemingly "things".