Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesPhilosophy · 5 months ago

Does an healthy human brain experience reality objectively? philosophy?

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  • small
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    In my view, the human brain is never completely free of subjectivity (except perhaps while doing Maths), for the simple reason that all the accumulated past experience leaves a unique imprint that can neither be erased fully nor ignored totally.... it is this imprint that gives unique subjectivity to everyone.

    Nevertheless, the human brain is clever enough to realize that objectivity is important for proper judgement and hence constantly strives for bringing about as much objectivity as possible and that is what makes us the most rational being.

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  • All there is to be objective about is faith. Faithfulness to what we see and feel, hear and smell and taste. To what we measure. And to the ideals we construct to make right from wrong. To arrive at a sane world. It may turn out that we are the source of objectivity in creating something greater than what was there by sensing the better world, acknowledging the inherent imperfection of the world to our righteousness.

    To be objective is to be above and beyond the world, closer to the absolute which can only be felt and made from the imperfect material and cognitive construction.

    God is not god. It is just a place beyond everything. Yet everything is made out of it. We exist in motion but god is absolutely static. At the end of it we are god but not any taken in isolation. Beyond everything yet part of everything.

    We are like the brain cells of god. Existence experiences itself. Including the absence of cognitive processes. An atom, insect, a hawk or human is objective experience.

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    • It means that the universe only just touches upon something which beyond description by word or by matter.

      When someone say ‘god’ they do not always mean omnipotent ruler. It’s a turn of phase I used for the sum of all truth. Which I believe to be beyond the scope of the universe.

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  • Of course not. The human brain doesn't have enough forms of perception to perceive ANYTHING objectively.

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  • Roger
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Nobody experiences reality objectively. I think what you are asking is if "reality" is decided by consensus and that that consensus determined what we call "health." I wouldn't argue. Note that when someone comes along who sees matters in a new way that gradually the world finds persuasive, "reality" changes. Copernicus, Darwin, and Einstein are examples.

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    • peter m
      Lv 6
      5 months agoReport

      (plenty here can write about those skills....better-to-use what one has don't you think ?)

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  • 5 months ago

    Yes we all experience reality.

    Not a spiritual "path-of-one's-higher-self" (because that's based upon a false teaching^)

    but a critically rational reality which rejects any false reports of "restricted subjective

    perception" - they are unreliable & unsuitable for philosophy consideration, e.g. "the

    human mind is not an object...".

    The mind is an object and it exists within our brain.

    The reason why some commentators get-it-wrong is that they cannot go beyond their

    low-grade philosophy course teaching ; teaching known as "relative-ism,"

    (to distinguish it from historical philosophy of science, or of the history of science

    (examples in psychology like skinner's behaviour experiments in anthropomorphism*).

    Scientists like skinner have no such restrictions imposed upon them by their

    teaching. Their philosophy justification would be one of objective experimentation

    of measured variables.

    ^ & which faithfully seeks out definitions in Wikipedia for example (not questioning them)

    * the attribution of human characteristics or behaviour to a god, animal or object.

    Source(s): philosophy reality sources
  • 5 months ago

    A healthy human brain is an object; it experiences only objective reality. The human mind is not an object; it experiences only a subjective reality.

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  • 5 months ago

    The healthy human brain haz the capacity for WOR = ...

    Whole Object Relationz, which are virtually or totally abzent, in a many a pathology,

    wherein there are no zhadez of gray.

    Terrible/ Great,Black/ White, Wrong/ Right, Good / Bad

    and nothing and no perception in between,

    talking the previouz, diametricallly oppozite view into conzideration...

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  • P
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    No, not at all. It's subjective, selective, and restricted in perception. The best you can say is that there is a degree of cominality in what we perceive reflecting reality.

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  • j153e
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Cognitive psychologist Donald Hoffman hypothesizes no:


    The Path of the Higher Self.

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