posted on May, 16 2011 @ 02:36 AM
Originally posted by onequestion
reply to post by SaturnFX
But in this instance... wouldn't your brain also be responsible for the experience of the others confirming for you the identity of the sofa?
So what then does that make the other person and the sofa?
Outside individuals confirming the basis of reality.
You insinuate earlier that reality is basically your brain manufacturing it...and thats all well and dandy so long as there is not a single other
person in the universe with conflicting perceptions.
If I accept myself as someone in existance, and I can see little difference between you and I, then I must also conclude that you are also in
existance..so, if we both see the sofa as a sofa, then we can confirm it is indeed just a sofa...however, if I see the sofa as a monster, and you see
it as a sofa only, then we need a 3rd person in here...then majority rules. This applies to the physical.
As far as things that cannot be measured, such as the "soul" of the sofa..well, since it cannot be measured, then everyones view is equally
valid...meaning any factual statements is invalid because there is nothing measured that can be agreed upon...even if 7 billion other individuals
collectively believed the sofa had a soul and I alone did not think that, my view is equal to theirs until they provide proof,
but, as far as the material world goes...reality is mutually agreed upon measurements...my perception will not change the nature of objective reality.