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Has reality always been? Will it always be?

 
 
Fil Albuquerque
 
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Reply Fri 27 Mar, 2015 08:58 pm
@ApollosEnvy,
What is non reality ? Even illusions are real illusions...what alternative is there to reality whatever reality happens to be ?
fresco
 
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Reply Sat 28 Mar, 2015 12:22 am
@Fil Albuquerque,
....thereby underscoring the proposition that the only way of dealing with the word "reality" is to recognize its use in a context which seeks consensus ! Smile
layman
 
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Reply Sat 28 Mar, 2015 12:49 am
@fresco,
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...the only way of dealing with the word "reality"


I suspect that the only poster trying to deal with words here, rather than the concepts they refer to, is.....

Who else?
fresco
 
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Reply Sat 28 Mar, 2015 01:08 am
@layman,
If you can't sleep, look up anti-representationalism. You might learn something !
layman
 
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Reply Sat 28 Mar, 2015 01:12 am
@fresco,
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If you can't sleep, look up anti-representationalism. You might learn something !


Like what? How to put yourself to sleep instantly if y0u have insomnia, that it?
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layman
 
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Reply Sat 28 Mar, 2015 01:18 am
@fresco,
The old nominalism vs realism debate goes back thousands of years. It's not a brand new insight discovered by Rorty, or whoever your hero is:

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Nominalism is a metaphysical view in philosophy according to which general or abstract terms and predicates exist, while universals or abstract objects, which are sometimes thought to correspond to these terms, do not exist...Nominalism is primarily a position on the problem of universals, which dates back at least to Plato, and is opposed to realism – the view that universals do exist over and above particulars.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nominalism
fresco
 
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Reply Sat 28 Mar, 2015 01:23 am
@layman,
Well wikied !

http://able2know.org/topic/159142-1
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ApollosEnvy
 
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Reply Sun 29 Mar, 2015 10:15 pm
@carloslebaron,
Hello carl thank you for responding to the topic! Regardless of our existence or not the question simply is, has reality always been? and will it always be? I'm not stopping at the existence of humans perception of it. Its a full question based on reality itself.
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ApollosEnvy
 
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Reply Sun 29 Mar, 2015 10:19 pm
@Fil Albuquerque,
Well lets say for example. Your perception of reality stops when you die, so then you perceive non existence.
fresco
 
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Reply Sun 29 Mar, 2015 11:55 pm
@ApollosEnvy,
Quote:
Your perception of reality stops when you die, so then you perceive non existence.

Quote:
One fine day in the middle of the night,
Two dead men got up to fight.
Back to back they faced each other
And with their swords they shot one another.

British Childrens Rhyme.
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Fil Albuquerque
 
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Reply Mon 30 Mar, 2015 02:50 am
@ApollosEnvy,
Every time we witness change in us or in the world we perceive the non existence of what once was by perceiving the existence of what is now that is different.

Now what we can't do is perceive non existence has an absolute. For instance emptiness is not non existence, its space. Not to mention that if there is a perceiver obviously you don't even have emptiness to start up with.
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