I know the reality. What the reality is is that which I sense and perceive. Sensation is the sense data. Perception is the organisation of the sense and percept data. No percept data is existent without the sensation and sensing-thing. Reality is the entirety of things, space and time.
The constructs we make of ourselves is no different to constructs we make of the things of the reality except for the privileged access we have of this object. In this way we can empathise with (or infer or imagine about) other similar objects that we call sentient, being or human.
It is not that I do not have doubts, but rather I do not normally behave with doubt about everything. Doubt would immobilise a being if we cannot trust even the footfall of the very next step. We act with trust of the experience that what appeared before is consistent with what is happening now … Continue reading Probability as anti-scepticism
Aristotle chose to open his Categories with a definition of equivocal. The example he gave was a real man and a figure in a picture. He said they can both lay claim to the name 'animal'. The real man, I can understand. A physical being can be called an animal. But what of a drawing … Continue reading Equivocal
Language is a human intentional activity, not possessed by other animals. Another distinction employed in language is use and mention, so there is a …J.L. Austin and aspects of speech act theory… Ordinary language philosophy needs to be taken seriously. A “philosophy” for animals would entail concepts and referents but not language, and therefore no … Continue reading J.L. Austin and aspects of speech act theory…
It is interesting to me that the new year could start in any season of the year but most start at the end of winter or the beginning of spring (half full or half empty). Those cultures or countries that do not seem to be either 1) near the equator, 2) in the Southern Hemisphere … Continue reading New Year
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.