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If not for any other reason, familiarizing yourself with the major content of a given field of interest will allow you to determine whether or not an idea in it you think you have invented really is original, or if someone else had the same idea 275 years ago. This is called exercising due diligence and for someone to be ignorant of a field of interest he ...


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Great question- Wittgenstein explained that the foundation for any new thinking rests on a foundation built from the knowledge of the complete spectrum of what is currently known in any given subject. In the study of philosophy and by his interpretation, the residence of meaning in language, he said; "My propositions serve as elucidations in the following ...


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Presumably since your subject's hallucinations are consistent she cannot distinguish them from reality and she has no reason to think they are actually hallucinations except that they do not accord with her cellmates beliefs. If your subject were to talk to a psychiatrist, the psychiatrist would attempt to pare away any superfluous beliefs, (thus 'shrinking'...


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I would rather say it's a matter of objectivity and universality. A psycotic person may be notably disconnected from reality, from a reality that people around agree on and that is described, consistently and with a very wide consensus, in books and scientific pappers. We thus understand the psyco's dellusional reality as contained into a more universal, ...


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The axioms of reality are called "history". This forms the basis and are, necessarily, a priori, before reason because reason requires language of some kind, and language would have had to arise after history began. Quod Erat Demonstrandum


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