The line between reality and fiction has many blur-spots though.
Example: What is planning? Is it reality or fiction? It’s fiction. Is it insane? It can be but it usually isn’t.
What is a thought experiment? Trolley car thing? Fiction. Is it insane? I think so, but a lot of Philosophy professors and know-it-alls around the internet seem to think it has significance.
Point is, there’s blur spots between imagination and reality.
absolute state is a fiction as well for none of us seems to have a gods-eye / universe view though.
“based on, concerned with, or verifiable by observation or experience rather than theory or pure logic.
“they provided considerable empirical evidence to support their argument””
Pure logic is fictional. But, it’s useful.
Agreed. We ‘give them reality’ in our usage. We notice patterns that jive well with our brain’s ways and call it ‘significant’. Idealized forms of messy realities.
That said something that is fictional or false isn’t necessarily insane or useless.
Also, because of flaws in our processing abilities, observation + experience aren’t always enough.
I like a lot of things that came out of functionalism, especially systems theories (and particularly like the concept of “affordances”) but yeah, a pure utility viewpoint is lacking.
find asking myself, “What am I avoiding?” until I hit something so uncomfortable that I HAVE to distract myself from it. Then I’ve hit the painful spot.