A recent study says that objective reality doesn’t exist and that each persons subjective experience differs. Now I don’t think that the laws of physics work differently for me or anything like that but my qualia is very different than someone who is not neurodivergent (like me) as I have severe mental illness and am possibly on the autism spectrum. Like if you compare someone like Aaron Judge, the professional baseball player topping the world with his home-run tie record, a homeless man with mental retardation and the mind of a brilliant theoretical physicist like Michio Kaku. Each individual perceives the universe in a much different way than each other. So essentially; do their subjective experiences make each have a “different” universe?

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    Perhaps I missed this, but please give a reference for the study that says objective reality does not exist?
    – Scott Rowe
    Commented Oct 2, 2022 at 2:26
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    "A recent study says that objective reality doesn't exist" oh, well, glad that's settled.
    – causative
    Commented Oct 2, 2022 at 3:21
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    Even reality exists Kantian philosophy famously advised we cannot claim any sensible and intelligible judgement about them as things-in-themselves, and OTOH one's subjective private qualia experience would always differ from another's even there's objective public reality in the same sense as you cannot find two exactly identical leafs in this contingent world, and common sense suggests each individual simply experiences their own different perspective with their own idiosyncratic background beliefs thrown projected in the publicly sharable phenomenal experiences (or reality if it exists)... Commented Oct 2, 2022 at 3:35
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    If the world was limited to our subjective experience people couldn't be killed by bullets they didn't see coming. Between the time the bullet is released and the moment it hits, it must have some kind of reality of its own, somewhere. Sure, we can't compare our qualia and maybe you feel a red apple like I see a yellow one, it does not change the fact the wavelength reflected by the apple will be measured to be the same by both of us. The fact that all we have access to is our own perception of reality do no mean it has no property of its own, independently of us.
    – armand
    Commented Oct 2, 2022 at 3:39
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    No. Because each of our realities have our picture of others within them. See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indra%27s_net There is no objectivity, only reified intersubjectivity.
    – CriglCragl
    Commented Oct 2, 2022 at 14:08

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Objective reality does exist. How we perceive objective reality is different. Our perceptions are meaningless to the "coding of the matrix" which persists and will always continue to do so. Our human experience has evolved for survival, not to truth. Reason is your only tool for discernment of truth.

  • Re. "one’s awareness of other objects distinct from oneself." i.e. objective reality: Kant - Rational Psychology and Self-Knowledge 4d. Relation to Objects in Space Commented Nov 5, 2022 at 21:28
  • I consider the issue in my essay The principle of physicalism applied to a few example areas on ResearchGate. I must admit that I am biased in the direction of believing that an objective reality exists. It is the first of my three axioms. Commented Nov 6, 2022 at 10:02

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