Subjectivity and Reality
OCTOBER 1st - Are there any unseen rainbows? Are there any unheard melodies? Is our reality the horizon between our senses and thoughts and whatever it is that's 'out there?'
It is ancient wisdom that appearances and reality are not necessarily the same. How is it that the same things can appear differently to different observers? Some things don't appear at all unless there is an observer present, like rainbows. But now, perhaps, the basic constituents of the physical world depend somehow on observers, if we believe the 'quantum' physics parables. So how does human subjectivity determine the world of appearances, judgements, and values in which we live? What does this mean for truth, objectivity, reality?