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The part of the world that doesn't go away when you stop believing in it.
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* How do we define belief and believing? If
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'''Reality''' is the set of things that exist, or are true.
**A: Belief is a form of reason and reason denotes structure, then belief equals our awareness of the world through a structured combination of sensory imput.
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***AA: Then the structure with the highest amount of order and inner coherence would be the most true. All closed logical speculations have a higher amount of truth then open and random speculations.
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Philip K. Dick famously quipped that "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away."
****AB: If in theory no human mind can exist inside a closed logical mode, then all logical speculations must be inherently open, and open to random speculations. And the validity of these random speculations would only be laid down by the structured and organised mind mimicking a closed logical speculation system (dogma), then believe is always dogma and freedom is inclusion of all forms even if they contradict eachother.
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**B: Belief is a lack of reason and would not denote structure but rather randomness projected on a structured consciousness.
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***BB: This would define all believe as raw sensory input and lead back to point A.
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==See also==
 
==See also==
 
* [[Gnosticism]]
 
* [[Gnosticism]]
 
* [[Solipsism]]
 
* [[Solipsism]]
* [[Reality-Based Community]]
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* [[Reality-based community]]
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Reality is the set of things that exist, or are true.

Philip K. Dick famously quipped that "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away."

See also


v · d Philosophy
History of philosophy   Ancient Greek philosophy · Rationalism · Post Modernism -->· Utilitarianism · Existentialism · Objectivism · Metaphysics of quality · Secular humanism · Transhumanism
Famous philosophers   Ned Block · Daniel Dennett · René Descartes · Paul Draper · Epicurus · David Hume · Immanuel Kant · Karl Marx · Thomas Nagel · Friedrich Nietzsche · Bertrand Russell · John Searle · Baruch Spinoza · W.V.O. Quine
Existence   Reality · Mind-body dualism · Purpose of existence · Value of life · Solipsism
Morality and ethics   Ethics of Aristotle · Relative morality · Objective morality · Golden rule
Epistemology   Belief · Truth · Justification · A priori · A posteriori · Observation · Analysis · Synthesis · Absolute certainty · Information theory · Plato's Apology of Socrates · Atheists cannot know anything
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