Perceiving and interacting are different things. Things may interact without being perceived. Things may not interact with one being perceived. Things may interact with each other being perceived. Things may not interact even though they are perceived. Perception and interaction are separate issues.
Nothing changes about an object whether it is observed (perceived) or not. Similarly, an object perceived by, none, one or many changes nothing about the object. It’s existence seems to be given or guaranteed. Berkeley believed this is possible because God perceives the entire universe. I appeal to no such “thing” but rather things-space/time is … Continue reading An observation about objects and their being observed
Good summary. So, is there truth outside of language? Or are what is true or false within the realm of language only? Introduction The philosophy of language focuses on how language represents the world, and involves issues of meaning, intentionality, reference, and …A very brief overview, with a few distinctions, on the philosophy of language…
Ontology is the inquiry into what exists. The ontological argument is the affirmation in philosophy of the existence of God. The affirmation of the existence of God is stated and can only be stated without proof and is taken to be a priori, that is, given. Given that God is beyond our common senses, we … Continue reading Ontology and ontological argument
In analysing meaning Ogden and Richards created a three part model of symbol (language), reference (concepts) and referent (objects). This is a useful way of looking at things. One can think of there being an object, a person, for example, and distinguish the person (object) from the thought of the person (concept) and the term … Continue reading Entities
There is a place for this approach. The many things we consider objects in the philosophical sense can be understood as properties of things. While observed in the philosophically they no longer create problems that objectificiation (philosophical reification) produces.
When one see that all systems are systems of mutually defining entities then one can see all entities rely upon all other entities for its definition, that is, all thing are defined by what it is not. By being so we can see the more things that something is not the more definite its definition … Continue reading No inherent meaning and meaningfulness