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Unperceived Existence

First, let's look at a concrete example of an unperceived existence -- that of the Isaac Newton's universal gravity. The gravitational force is quite weak -- so weak, we only feel its pull from the ...
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Unperceived Existence

Yes, we infer what is not perceived from our models of the world (or "worldview" to some). That is all we can do, unless we're a solipsist, which treats it all as fantastical, presumably. ...
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Unperceived Existence

"Do we infer the unperceived existence of what we perceive from the nature of our experience? If so, how? If not, why not?" Nature of our experience seems to refer to features of our senses (...
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Unperceived Existence

What the question is getting at is the fact that when you perceive something, such as a yellow cup of coffee, what you actually experience is the sensation of seeing a yellow cup of coffee. The ...
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Unperceived Existence

Your question does not have a simple answer, it leads into an area of ongoing research and thinking in both philosophy and neuroscience Humans are wired up with neural nets. Data comes into these ...
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Unperceived Existence

The question in its condensed form and without further context sounds a bit strange. Nevertheless, it makes sense when posed in the following form: Does an object exist even when we do not perceive ...
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Unperceived Existence

The way Kant defines objective existence for the observer, existence arises from the joining of concept with sense data: while possibility was merely a positing of a thing in relation to the ...
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How do philosophers understand intelligence?

Hey this is absolutely a problem for philosophy, don't close it. Basically it's, how do we investigate what we mean by the word 'intelligence' which being a question of definition of a contentious ...
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Deeply exploring the idea of subjective experience (question)

Pain is what philosophers call a quale. I call it an item of recognition. Is pain (or the say the color blue) an element of reality or does it reduce via analytical reduction to some other elements of ...
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