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re·al·i·ty

(rē-al'i-tē),
That which exists objectively and in fact, and can be consensually validated.
[L. res, thing, fact]

reality

(rē-al′ĭt-ē)
1. The quality or state of being real or actual.
2. All that exists, as opposed to those ideas or mental images that are imagined.
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Multiplying Worlds provides intriguing and innovative readings of a wide range of literary texts, staged entertainments, visual displays, and public spaces, suggesting the evolution of a mode of self-conscious perception in which observers become aware of the fluidity of spatial and temporal boundaries and of their active role in shaping the external world through the process of seeing and interpreting.
(47) Regarding (d), McPherson claims that external world skepticism: threatens to undermine most of our ordinary epistemic paradigms concerning the day-to-day management of belief, and also the status of our best scientific theories as methodological paradigms, at least on the assumption that those theories purport to describe elements of the external world. (48)
Within this framework, the external world projects a non-necessary and non-determinate sensation, which the artist organizes into a particular viewpoint.
They were briefed on the recommendations to hold talks on cultural relations with the external world, including the European Union countries.
Our markets have the capacity to withstand the negative sentiments affecting the external world," the Finance Minister said.
The person acquires experience from everyday life and through the senses from the external world. Nietzsche adopts the Aristotelian concept of activation of the intellectual faculties of students as the main purpose of the educational process.
Although I find Forster' s general interpretation persuasive, Kant's claim, in the second edition of the Critique, that it was a 'scandal' that philosophy had been unable to provide an irrefutable proof of the existence of the external world, poses a serious problem for that interpretation.
Summary: Renowned mathematician Michael Atiyah touted the practical benefits of his field during a lecture at the American University of Beirut (AUB) on Monday, arguing that it is more useful than philosophy in terms of explaining the relationship between the external world and the human mind.
In doing so they attempt to offer ways in which we might train ourselves in developing more affirming attitudes about life, the self and the external world.
Kant considered it a scandal that philosophy failed to discover a rational proof of the existence of the external world. Caranti addresses this issue with extreme attention to detail, offering a complete historical analysis of Kant's anti-skeptical postulations from the pre-critical period to "Reflexionen zum Idealismus" (1788-93).
WHEN an individual is peaceful and joyous, his total capacity becomes available to handle the external world.
Participants reported an initial period of moderate hypnosis characterized by spinning sensations, a feeling of lightness, loss of touch with the external world, and perceived bodily changes, such as enlarged hands.