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.
Harman argues for a flat ontology, in which all objects (of the mind) are on equal footing. Here is his list of examples of things (of the mind) which are real — Sherlock Holmes, real humans and animals, chemicals, hallucinations. Delanda pointed out in that a realist does not necessarily mean one is a default … Continue reading Flat material ontology
The process of knowing is specific to time and place, that is, knowing is a temporal and spatial process of a thing. But knowledge as objects of the mind are atemporal and aspatial. Often, we confuse knowledge for knowing, but rarely do we make the reverse mistake.