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Does perception determine reality or reality determines perception?

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Answer #1 | 24/07 2014 16:34
Obi-Wan to Skywalker: Your eyes can deceive you. Don't trust them.
Positive: 100 %
Answer #2 | 23/07 2014 21:08
How we perceive things is what is real.
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Answer #3 | 24/07 2014 09:34
Obi-Wan to Skywalker: Your eyes can deceive you. Don't trust them.
Positive: 100 %
Answer #4 | 23/07 2014 21:30
That's relativity.
Positive: 100 %
Answer #5 | 23/07 2014 22:52
Your statement--question--confuses two subjects: metaphysical perception, which is perspective such as good and bad, lovely, ugly, etc.; and epistemological perception, which is the identification of existential reality, such as things which present pain or odor or taste. There is one reality, and it is that both an object and a subject exist. The senses search for objects and when those are found they transmit the subject of it--vision, smell, etc., along with the particulars of those sensory objects such as heat, color, etc. Our minds are hardwired to accept some reality as pleasurable, such as the sound of a mother's voice to a newborn, and somethings as not pleasurable, such an empty stomach. But these can be rewired, as we know, when young people become cutters, or when anyone find pleasure in hurting others; a mother can turn nature against the child by being mean to it. Perception is that which is reality presented to the mind; what we make of our perceptions may be either true to reality or not. Therefore perception does not make reality, which exists without anyone to perceive it. But can be misinterpreted. Interpretation is not perception.
Positive: 100 %
Answer #6 | 23/07 2014 14:08
How we perceive things is what is real.
Positive: 100 %
Answer #7 | 23/07 2014 14:30
That's relativity.
Positive: 50 %
Answer #8 | 23/07 2014 14:40
We really need a different word for "perceived reality". I always think of reality as what is, whether we can accurately perceive it or not. "Perceived reality" needs its own name. I like "fabula". That way, one could say "I have a fabulous fabula!" or "F__ your fabula and all the horses in it!". ROFL! If you think about it, "perceived reality" IS a sort of fable...a "story" we tell ourselves... Anyway, perceived reality having its very own term would encourage people to distinguish between the "two" realities and I wouldn't have to guess which "reality" you're talking about. If you mean reality, then it determines your perception. If you mean your very own fabula, then it is determined by your perception of reality. So, you could say that reality determines your perception which determines reality. But that makes it appear as a loop. Which it is not.
Answer #9 | 23/07 2014 13:37
Neither determines the other. The work together to deliver us our appraisal of a situation.
Answer #10 | 23/07 2014 13:54
perception determines what we think is real
Answer #11 | 23/07 2014 14:18
A person's perception determines their reality.
Positive: 0 %
Answer #12 | 23/07 2014 13:42
We may have perception about what the reality is or it could be. But in reality, no perception seems to be correct.
Answer #13 | 23/07 2014 15:10
Mind does not function at equal efficiency always. It fluctuates. It depends on the quality of mind. If that person is having crystal clear mind and pristine pure heart, he will not commit any mistake in his perception.
Answer #14 | 23/07 2014 15:52
Your statement--question--confuses two subjects: metaphysical perception, which is perspective such as good and bad, lovely, ugly, etc.; and epistemological perception, which is the identification of existential reality, such as things which present pain or odor or taste. There is one reality, and it is that both an object and a subject exist. The senses search for objects and when those are found they transmit the subject of it--vision, smell, etc., along with the particulars of those sensory objects such as heat, color, etc. Our minds are hardwired to accept some reality as pleasurable, such as the sound of a mother's voice to a newborn, and somethings as not pleasurable, such an empty stomach. But these can be rewired, as we know, when young people become cutters, or when anyone find pleasure in hurting others; a mother can turn nature against the child by being mean to it. Perception is that which is reality presented to the mind; what we make of our perceptions may be either true to reality or not. Therefore perception does not make reality, which exists without anyone to perceive it. But can be misinterpreted. Interpretation is not perception.
Answer #15 | 23/07 2014 21:18
A person's perception determines their reality.
Answer #16 | 23/07 2014 22:10
Mind does not function at equal efficiency always. It fluctuates. It depends on the quality of mind. If that person is having crystal clear mind and pristine pure heart, he will not commit any mistake in his perception.
Answer #17 | 23/07 2014 20:42
We may have perception about what the reality is or it could be. But in reality, no perception seems to be correct.
Answer #18 | 23/07 2014 21:40
We really need a different word for "perceived reality". I always think of reality as what is, whether we can accurately perceive it or not. "Perceived reality" needs its own name. I like "fabula". That way, one could say "I have a fabulous fabula!" or "F__ your fabula and all the horses in it!". ROFL! If you think about it, "perceived reality" IS a sort of fable...a "story" we tell ourselves... Anyway, perceived reality having its very own term would encourage people to distinguish between the "two" realities and I wouldn't have to guess which "reality" you're talking about. If you mean reality, then it determines your perception. If you mean your very own fabula, then it is determined by your perception of reality. So, you could say that reality determines your perception which determines reality. But that makes it appear as a loop. Which it is not.
Answer #19 | 23/07 2014 20:54
perception determines what we think is real
Answer #20 | 23/07 2014 20:37
Neither determines the other. The work together to deliver us our appraisal of a situation.

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