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What is Real ? October 23, 2014

Posted by cantueso in philosophy.
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Plato said that the visible world was not the only real thing.

He taught that  there was another reality accessible to the soul, though not to the senses.

In modern physics they would say something very similar.
They understand reality in terms of fields and particles; there are vectors, scalars, and tensors, but those cannot be seen.
So a physicist would also say that we can reach the ultimate reality only with our minds, not with our senses.

http://groups.google.com/group/humanities.philosophy.objectivism/browse_thread/

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Plato tries to figure out the nature of his soul and speaks like this :

plato on soujl and body

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Einstein tries to figure out the nature of matter and speaks like this :

einstein-space-time

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So, whereas Plato can explain his ideas, but cannot prove them, Einstein can prove his speculations…..,

what-is-the-real-time-by-madden

.. .. but can’t explain them very well.

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The drawing of those astro-physicists is  by Ch. Madden at http://www.chrismadden.co.uk/cartoons/science-cartoons/science-cartoons-select.html

I couldn’t find the author of  that first drawing, the “View from my Window”, though the signature could also be Madden’s.

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