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How do we know anything? The world around us could all be a dream, created by our consciousness as we  go along. Or perhaps humanity is unwittingly part of an enormous computer simulation  as in the movie The Matrix . How do we know? How could we possibly know? Thomas  Nagel poses the question “How do we know anything?” and begins his discussion by  introducing the possibility that there is nothing beyond our own consciousnesses and  that the “real world” that we perceive with our 5 senses is but an illusion. He compares  this to a kind of dream-state. When we dream, we don’t know that we’re dreaming, and  we think that what we see is real, etc. We can’t even be sure if we actually experienced  our memories, or simply conjured them from our consciousnesses ten minutes ago! 
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