The line between reality and fiction has many blur-spots though.

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.

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absolute state is a fiction as well for none of us seems to have a gods-eye / universe view though.

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Empirical:

“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””

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Pure logic is fictional. But, it’s useful.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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