The Human Perception of Reality

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The Human Perception of Reality by Mind Map: The Human Perception of Reality

1. "Tickling" by Galileo

1.1. An object cannot be separated from its size, shape, motion, or location.

1.1.1. Objective reality

1.2. Objects can by separated from color, taste, sound, and sensation.

1.2.1. Subjective reality

1.3. Without anything to feel the sensation of tickling, or the texture of an object, these feelings do not exist.

1.3.1. A stone statue cannot be tickled the way a man can.

1.4. Tickling, colors, tastes, and sounds are properties of the living, without them they do not exist.

2. "Ghosts"

2.1. The theory of gravity did not exist before humans, and will not exist after they are gone.

2.2. All scientific theories act the same way.

2.3. These 'ghosts' are no more or less true than ancient religion and spirits.

2.4. All concepts in life are these 'ghosts'.

3. "Ideas Aren't Copies" by Berkley

3.1. There is no objective reality.

3.2. If color and the aspects of don't exist, then matter itself is a creation of the mind.

3.3. Thoughts are copies, yet everything only exists in the mind...

3.4. Sensory experience is based of humans and is therefore as product of our minds.

3.5. Size shape and motion are human concepts and therefore do not exist.

4. "Feeling Cause and Effect" by Hume

4.1. We use reason to conclude causation.

4.2. We cannot confirm causation as a result of patterns as there may be a break in the pattern that we have yet to witness.

4.2.1. Perception vs Reality, just because we perceive we cannot perceive, or do not know about, something does not mean it is not true.

4.3. There is no difference between choice and though.

4.3.1. (Yes there is)

5. "Art and Cognition" by Rand

5.1. Discusses the definition of concepts through the lens of what qualifies as art.

5.2. Popularized human definitions are not necessarily the correct classifications.

5.3. All concepts are defined by their specific characteristics.

5.3.1. No place for 'whim' in human activity.

5.4. Specific entities posses specific natures.