The reality in your mind is real because 'outside reality' is only perceived in your mind anyway

July 24, 2014, 8:36 am

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The debate "The reality in your mind is real because 'outside reality' is only perceived in your mind anyway" was started by tkershaw3 on July 24, 2014, 8:36 am. 42 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 5 people are on the disagree side. That might be enough to see the common perception. It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.

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I_Voyager posted 1 argument, PsychDave posted 1 argument to the disagreers part.

tkershaw3, laurafuna, KaterinaVinther, amwright, username_gracie, wmd, Vivinary, CodeGonzalez, Raissa, true_debate_life, mdavis1309, invincible_01, resiliently, MerciPol, Martin2489, leoi137, llthslvtr, renatus8993, ande, milimehta068, epoche, Alex11113, Fountaine550, transfanboy and 18 visitors agree.
I_Voyager, PsychDave, CX_LD_Ashley, Fromage and 1 visitor disagree.

The implications of this statement is that nothing that you do not perceive is real. Objective reality exists. Every action people take is based on that assumption. Otherwise, why wear pants? Why not just take things that are pretty? Why bother to eat when you can go to sleep and dream of eating, and since there is only the reality in your mind, eating in your mind should provide sufficient nutrients?

3 years, 12 months ago

The phrasing seems off. I may not understand the argument right. But if what you're saying is the only real reality is in your mind since the apparent external reality exists in your mind first and this is all you can verify, I think it's a false conclusion.

Although there is no objective method to disprove the view, this does not justify the view. You cannot verify either claim. You can verify that you are conscious of the object.

But here is a test for you. Pee on your floor and roll in it, don't shower, and go somewhere. You won't have a good time.

Life works better when you assume the exterior world is real.

4 years ago

This is described as the Phaneron. Charles Pierce created this idea, I suggest looking into it. It's quite interesting.

4 years, 1 month ago
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