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Are nouns illusory?


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This topic contains 18 replies, has 8 voices, and was last updated by  TimB 1 month, 1 week ago.

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    Xain
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    But that was the central aspect of his argument. That because nouns refer to fixed and permanent things (and such things in real life aren’t that way) that nouns are an illusion. I’m having a rough time trying to find a way to say no to it.

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    Stardusty Psyche
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    Perception roughly converges reality, but is actually a controlled hallucination.  Your brain just processes electrochemical signals coming in.

    Objects that seem to be fixed are actually changing.  Everything is in motion.

    We function by making abstracted boundaries and considering the contents of those boundaries as fixed, at least long enough to take some sort of action.

    Life operates with inaccurate senses, distorted perceptions, approximations, and probability estimates.  Then you die.

    I suggest you just accept our universe as it is, find amazement and enjoyment within your limitations, and enjoy the ride, you only go around once and it doesn’t last long.

     

    #303134

    Xain
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    Perception roughly converges reality, but is actually a controlled hallucination.  Your brain just processes electrochemical signals coming in.

    Objects that seem to be fixed are actually changing.  Everything is in motion.

    We function by making abstracted boundaries and considering the contents of those boundaries as fixed, at least long enough to take some sort of action.

    Life operates with inaccurate senses, distorted perceptions, approximations, and probability estimates.  Then you die.

    I suggest you just accept our universe as it is, find amazement and enjoyment within your limitations, and enjoy the ride, you only go around once and it doesn’t last long.

    Doesn’t really answer the question at hand. Also your last sentence is false in terms of advice.

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    TimB
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    If I am dying of thirst, and say the noun “water” as a request, and someone gives me water, is it an illusion that I survive rather than die of thirst?

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