A also said ..."the map is not the terrain." (01)
John F. Sowa wrote:
> Reality is what it is. What is is always changing, but our
> perceptions and our comments are changing much faster.
>> Reality is constantly changing, at least from the basic
>> available observation of the known universe, as well as our
>> perception of it..
> Aristotle gave one of the best definitions of truth and falsity,
> which is still much better than 99% of what people have been
> saying in this thread:
> To say of what is that it is not, or of what is not that
> it is, is false, while to say of what is that it is, and
> of what is not that it is not, is true. (Metaphysics IV, 7).
> What is is constantly changing according to the laws of nature,
> many of which are known to a good approximation, but most of
> which are at best vaguely known or not known at all.
> But what people say about what is must always be clearly
> distinguished from what is.
> There is just one reality, which birds, dogs, elephants, mice,
> and people view from different perspectives at different times
> for different reasons. Many of those views may have a good
> correspondence with reality, but none of them *are* reality.
> Husserl used the term 'Lebenswelt' for the world as lived in
> and perceived by a person or animal. I suggest that we use
> this term to distinguish each individual's view from the common
> underlying reality.
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