Re: InterSubjective Reality LO2262
Fri, 28 Jul 1995 10:02:57 CDT

Replying to LO2205 --


I have to think a bit more on the statement about a true reality. Truth
is what you make it. Thus, your statement re our own observations affect
that reality, they in turn affect that truth. How can we ever know what
is true? It seems easier to know what is not true, which Popper talks
about regarding falsification in the business of doing science.

> Replying to LO2191 --
> In a less existentialist sense, this theory seems like Heisenberg's
> Uncertainty Principle.
> While there is a point of true reality, we cannot define it, because our
> own observations affect that reality.
> What do you think?
> Thanks
> Elliot
> _______________________________________________________________________________
> Subject: InterSubjective Reality LO2191
> From: Doug Seeley: Compuserve 100433.133 somewhere on the road in Canada
> Date: 7/23/95 0:17
> >>" There are different philosophical perspectives that drive the
> different arguments due to the assumptions one makes relevant to the
> philosophical position they hold. For example, I hold that there is no
> such thing as objectivity. There is instead only one reality, and that is
> intersubjective. This is consistent with the multitude of sage folks in
> their studies of perception - why do people see different things given the
> >>same stimulus?....."
> John, I was really interested in your philosophical perspective, and what
> the process was whereby You came to the conclusion of a single
> Intersubjective Reality, since that is the perspecitive which I also have.
> My route to getting to this perspective was very roundabout, passing
> through Lao Tzu, Alan Watts, synchronicity, ancient Yoga and Rumi's
> Beloved, and a curmudgeon of a metaphysician whom I know in Australia. I
> also know that there some echos of this in the Hebraic notion of Elohim, a
> plural God, and not the singular entity which is suggested by the English
> renderings of the Bible which seem to completely distort the original
> meaning.
> Would You be willing to share your background on getting to your
> perspective??
> I personally feel that ideas engendered from such a perspective could
> really contribute to ways of facilitating the learning organization.
> Suffice to say that it is my underlying perspective for how emergent
> learning works.

John P Wilson