|Sent on:||Monday, January 28, 2013 6:18 AM|
I don't consider myself a skeptic. Postmodernism can be nihilistic if
you take it that way, I don't. Right now I have anchors to this reality,
I currently experience. Once those anchors are gone my perspective
may change. I just want to know if there is an objective reality, and if
there is, what it is.
It has impacted my life. I ask questions I would never have thought to
On[masked]:07, Mike wrote:
Postmodernism appears to be another name for epistemological nihilism. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nihilism
While I agree that I cannot know for certain that I have a job and will go to this job on Monday morning, nevertheless, I believe that I do and will act as if I do. Perhaps, reality is a Matrix world that is unreal, a software construct downloaded into our brains. But, how would having such a belief impact one's life? This sort of nihilism that denies objective reality would lead to some interesting behavior and outcomes. Holding such a POV would have low survival value. But, in a Matrix world, what difference would it make?
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