How do we know the External World is Real?
I sit here, at the computer, writing this essay, and I think. Is the chair I sit on real? Is the computer I’m typing on real? What proof is there to say that i’m not just the figment of someone’s imagination? What if I’m dreaming it all, and when you finally die, you wake up. These are all questions which most would say are unanswerable. These questions might never be answered, but it is a philosopher’s job to try to decipher as much as they can, and to find out just how real reality is.