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Question posted on March 6, 2014; 1 response
Hello, Is everything in the universe invisible in its natural state? This question sounds strange, and maybe it's a bit hard to see what I mean, but I'll try to be as clear as possible. Imagine yourself outside of the universe,...
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Question posted on September 25, 2013; 1 response
Does the fact that our perceptions can be represented geometrically and that geometry consists of eternal truths independent of the mind prove that an external reality underlies our perceptions?...
Mathematics, Perception Show

Question posted on June 20, 2013; 1 response
Does our mind alter our perception of taste from the way things look and/or previous experiences? ...
Mind, Perception Show

Question posted on September 6, 2012; 1 response
I recently read an article by a philosopher who stated that physicalism must be false or at least incomplete because it doesn't adequately account for experience. For example, say you knew all the physical information involved in seeing a sunset,...
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Question posted on August 16, 2012; 1 response
In describing Kant's idea of the "thing-in-itself" Thomas Pogge (in response to a recent question on this site) recently wrote that "According to this explanation, space and time are then features only of objects as they appear to us." I'm...
Existence, Perception Show

Question posted on July 5, 2012; 1 response
Do you need an earlier perception to have a memory of something?...
Mind, Perception Show

Question posted on June 14, 2012; 1 response
Are humans capable of feeling extreme physical pleasure as intense as extreme physical pain? If that is the case what ethical beliefs would we have to change if we wanted to maximize the occurrence of extreme physical pleasure in a...
Ethics, Perception Show

Question posted on June 14, 2012; 1 response
Is it at all a possibility for everyone in this world to see different colors but call them the same name? For example, if someone sees yellow, they call it yellow but another person sees the same color but to...
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Question posted on May 31, 2012; 1 response
Recently someone asked: I wonder about the notion of a masochist as somebody who enjoys suffering. Is it possible, logically, to enjoy suffering? Doesn't suffering necessarily preclude enjoyment and vice-versa? Would it be more accurate to say that a masochist enjoys...
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Question posted on August 11, 2011; 1 response
Is it possible to perceive something unconsciously?...
Consciousness, Perception Show

Question posted on July 15, 2011; 1 response
Does synesthesia have any significant implication for philosophies of perception?...
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Question posted on June 5, 2011; 1 response
Would the idea of 3 dimensional space be possible without vision?...
Perception, Space Show

Question posted on April 6, 2011; 1 response
Most foul odors we smell that give us all a shock of disgust seem to come from bacteria (at least before our mastering of chemistry). We can explain this evolutionarily as a means for making us avoid the most...
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Question posted on March 2, 2011; 1 response
What is reality? Why cant we ever truly experience what is really out there since we are stuck behind our own perceptions created by our mind....
Existence, Perception Show

Question posted on March 2, 2011; 1 response
"Yesterday was a Monday." Can the above statement ever really be verified by empirical observation?...
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Question posted on November 24, 2010; 1 response
Asking this as a self-described masochist: Is pain purely physical, or is there a psychological component, too. And is it inherent in pain that it is avoided/disliked? Is it possible for a person to truly enjoy pain, or is...
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Question posted on October 7, 2010; 2 responses
If you look at the leaves of a tree, they are seemingly randomly arranged. We call it chaos. If you take 100 pennies and arrange them on a flat surface in rows and columns of 10 it's called order. We...
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Question posted on August 12, 2010; 1 response
Hi my question is about what we know about things we know because they are what they are or we know because they are what we perceive them to be. I came to thinking about this when I was thinking...
Knowledge, Perception Show

Question posted on July 29, 2010; 2 responses
Is it possible to look at anything without labeling it and to simply look at it as it just Is?...
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Question posted on June 29, 2010; 1 response
This is more of a scientific question perhaps -- not sure -- but how is it possible that we can close our eyes and still see light i.e. how is it possible we close our eyes and think of images...
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