Few philosophies that I like can resonate with, that can express my feelings or concepts that simply I needed to hear and be inspired by.
A week of philosophies. 7 different ways to look and learn about various aspects and views of life.
7 days to learn new, different 7 philosophies and incorporate these learnings into my life.
Day 5, September 15th 2018
Today’s philosophy: Phenomenalism
What is Phenomenalism?
Phenomenalism is the position that the physical world exists only as sensory data in the perception of minds, and not as a substance or a thing in itself. Phenomenalism is a form of idealism.
Weaker phenomenalism states only that the sense perception can be known to exist, and that it is either meaningless or useless to talk of objects outside of perception. Stronger versions deny that anything exists outside of sense perception.
Why I find this fascinating?
It’s exciting to know that such concepts exist. Why have they been made in the first place?
It’s crazy to think that the physical world is only the perception of our mind. Nothing we sense or see or hear or taste is real. Everything is non-existent? Our brains and minds playing tricks with us to making us believe that there is a physical world out there. Why?
Are we trapped in some sort of dream state? This is some severe inception shady business. Are we in some new bound technology that has forced us to become like this?
Are we drugged and we all are imagining this? Is something wrong with the air that we breathe, is it some sort of toxic drug to make us think like this? Or is this just how our mental state is?
I feel like I do not have a proper grasp of this concept, but my mind is taking me to different theories and places with this one baffling philosophy.
When I am free and left on my own, my mind wanders to such depths it has never done before. It crawls through a portal and awakes a creature or some sort of sense that helps me in creating these concepts and theories of life.
When I heard about the philosophy Phenomenalism, my mind simply couldn’t just grasp the concept.
I knew many different people thought of many different things, but to come up with a philosophy like this, it was indeed amazing. It made me wonder what else do humans think about. I wish there were some sort of way that we could seek a way into their minds and unravel what more they believe.
So when we touch, the thing that we feel is not real? So what our sensory receptors feeling then? Are our minds simply creating these illusions and feelings? Well if it is, then our minds are definitely more stronger, creative, different and way more out of our hands.
This one is different from the others. I just had to lay down all my thoughts on interesting concepts like these. I want people to know and understand there lies a world infront of us with so many unique and intriuging concepts.
It’s a one of a kind feeling to uncover and discover things like these and I wanted to share it with you and the world.
I hope you too enjoy it as much as I did and I can’t wait to hear your thoughts about all of it and more.
Goodbye for now. Until tomorrow, with a new concept