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The Mind Is Misled

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The Mind Is Misled PHILOSOPHY 1126 words In the following paragraphs I will present my theories and views by giving examples to persuade the reader that my thesis is valid. I will present valid arguments in order to obtain this conclusion. Can we know whether our perceptions have any connection with truth and the true nature of reality? I believe that no, we will never really know if our perceptions have any connection with truth and the true nature of reality. I will explain why I believe this is so. First of all, in my own words this is my description of empiricism. Empiricism is that we can gain knowledge and actually become closer to the truth thru experience. What I mean is that for one person to gain knowledge about something is that they either have to interact with it solely by being there and actually touching or seeing it. Actually experiencing what's going on around them and what you can pick up with your senses or perceptions is how we get knowledge. ...read more.


The reason is because rationalism is too much into asking questions and trying to rationalize what is going on for example I will give you Descartes who tries to find a foundation of thought that only has things which he believes is certain. But what happen to him is that the more you try to rationalize and ask questions the more you will give yourself a headache because the more you ask questions the more you realize not to because you will never find what is for certain or the truth. Now empiricism on the other hand is through experience and yes you have to ask questions but no you do not have to go in so deep to find the truth. I like empiricism more because I feel they get closer to the truth than rationalist do, instead of asking and trying to reason they concentrate more on experimenting and through means to make ourselves actually experience what we are figuring out. The way we can discover truth though is something else. ...read more.


minded and just having the thought in the back of your mind that there is more to life than what you see. We only use a little part of our brain and we have advanced in ways that we would have never thought possible 50 years ago. I think if we can use more brain power this will open up the door to the truth. Our perceptions will be so advanced that we will see things in ways that we would have never thought possible. By using more brain power I think we will be able to even move objects with just our thought. Even though people will object and say that no this will never happen because our brain is not capable of such things I will argument that we only use a small percentage of our brain imagine what will happen if we use more of it and also you can not use this as an objection because you don't know yourself if it would happen because the only way to know if it does happen and we experience it. Which we would use empiricism. ...read more.

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