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message 1: by Mark, The Failed Philosopher (new)

Mark Burns (TheFailedPhilosopher) | 167 comments Mod
I've noticed a trend that a lot of the time we only talk about subjects around this and not actually about it per se. So...what constitutes reality or perhaps more easily and discernible Non-Reality? How does one tell the difference?

message 2: by Stephen (new)

Stephen Rose (stephencrose) | 12 comments Mod
Non-reality does not exist save as as an imaginary notion. To oppose reality and non-reality is very similar to the binary notion of God and Satan. Reality is the word we use to describe everything that rises within us, everything that we perceive out there, and everything that we know exists without our being able to access or fully understand it. Reality shades into vagueness and our capacity to know into fallibility.

message 3: by Stephen (last edited May 22, 2013 03:49AM) (new)

Stephen Rose (stephencrose) | 12 comments Mod
Unless Reality is understood to be the beginning point,
philosophy founders on the confusion between what is
meta or methodological premise elaboration
and what is real,

Triadic Philosophy
sees Reality as
more than what we hold to be real.
We hold most of what we "know" to be real.
But reality is also every sign thought or idea
that rises in all minds.
Reality is everything.
Reality is all spectrums primal to sublime.

There is no distinction in Triadic Philosophy
between the thought of this keyboard I am tapping,
which has material substance,
which most would concede to be real,
and my idea of keyboards
or anything else that flits through my mind,
nanosecond by nanosecond.
It is all Reality.

But that is NOT all
Reality is also the realm of
truths we may not yet have thought,
signs we may not yet have perceived
and ideas we may not have examined.

Reality is also the realm of everything outside of us
that we acknowledge to exist,
including what we call universe or cosmos or space.

It is at this point that Triadic Philosophy asserts
ontological premises
consistent with logic and reason
and validated by experiment and experience.

To give merely two examples
Will exists within Reality
Freedom exists within Reality

The truth
(and reality for us and within us)
of Reality
is the entire subject matter
of Triadic Philosophy.

Triadic Philosophy

message 4: by [deleted user] (new)

Reality is overrated. Truth burns castlebridges.

message 5: by John (new)

John | 41 comments To make a determination between the two something must already exist as real!

message 6: by Aneka (new)

Aneka Brunßen | 3 comments I wouldn't call anything reality and simply differentiate between that which is created by force and that which isn't.

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