How do you know you are real?

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strat93
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And not just some Looney who thinks they reall?
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I think you're stupid mate.
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I know I'm real because I represent a value on the number lime.
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And not just some Looney who thinks they reall?
You would love the study of Philosophy. That's one of the first topics I covered at AS-level. The truth is, there is no way of knowing.
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My actions affect other objects and entities, so therefore I must exist in this universe to do so.
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And not just some Looney who thinks they reall?
Aren't you referring to yourself here? :giggle:
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I'm not even sure mirrors or our eyes are real at this point in time :erm:
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How can we not be real?

This thread seems a bit silly. :/
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I think you're stupid mate.
No you stupid.
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I'm not even sure mirrors or our eyes are real at this point in time :erm:
3 Jaden Smith for me
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I know I'm real because I represent a value on the number lime.
But how do you know you actually on the line?
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And not just some Looney who thinks they reall?
Whether or not we are real, we live in some form of reality which makes our presence and existence in it real
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I think, therefore I am.

My Philosophy degree finally useful for something. But seriously, you might enjoy Descartes Meditations.
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You would love the study of Philosophy. That's one of the first topics I covered at AS-level. The truth is, there is no way of knowing.
So there is no prove we are real?
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No you stupid.
Clearly you're stupid considering the last thread you made. That was rude.
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Clearly you're stupid considering the last thread you made. That was rude.
>calling people stupid
>says "thats rude" when called stupid
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>calling people stupid
>says "thats rude" when called stupid
Lol I don't care whether he called me stupid. I mean the thread he made about God or whatever that was rude in regard to atheists.
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My actions affect other objects and entities, so therefore I must exist in this universe to do so.
But how do you know you have an affect and you not just imagining it.
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But how do you know you have an affect and you not just imagining it.
If someone cuts your head off, are you imagining death then?
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So there is no prove we are real?
It depends what you perceive as 'proof'.

The most basic phrase which 'proves' one's existence was suggested by Descartes; "I think, therefore I am".

By this logic, I must exist because I have the ability to think. However, how do I prove anything except that my mind exists?

The only evidence that other 'things' exist is produced by the senses: touch, smell, taste, sound and sight. Each of these is interpreted by the mind. Therefore it is possible that the mind does not only interpret the senses, but also invents them. This would mean that I am just 'a thinking thing', and there is no proof that anything I sense around me, including a physical body, exists. My mind may well be inventing everything I sense. This might also suggest that I am the only being in existence.

Another view using the same logic might suggest that if my mind has created the world around me which I 'sense', I am God.

It really is a very interesting subject and I suggest you do some reading on Descartes. Studying him will also bring up other theorists with contrasting and complimentary ideas.

Edit: I also suggest you watch The Matrix films as they demonstrate quite well that what you perceive to be real may not be.
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