Philosophical Musings by T L Hurst

Philosophical Musings
by T L Hurst


Objective Reality

This paper examines whether it is reasonable to assume that reality exists outside our perception of it.

Terminology

Analysis

  1. Metaphysical propositions cannot be proven to be true. Hence, it is not possible to prove that anything exists objectively, but, that is not proof that objective reality does not exist. So if we reject the idea of an objective reality simply because of a lack of proof, we should reject the whole of metaphysics, including the idea that there is no objective reality. However it does not follow that all metaphysical propositions are equally likely to be true.

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