Phil 301 Reaction Paper 10

Phil 301 Reaction Paper 10 - Catherine Howard Cah3459...

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Catherine Howard Cah3459 4/28/10 8:46 AM 22.3 The Metaphysical Labryinths of Jorge Luis Borges Main Ideas: -Idealism (everything is mind dependent) is unacceptable -Far more radical doctrine than many of its proponents acknowledge; our very language would have to change -All nouns have only a metaphorical value -Realism is the idea that there might be objects that exist independent of us and our thoughts of them. -Would be heresy to Idealism -Missing Explanation Argument -There are regularities in our experiences of the world. Realists conclude that we see the same thing. The idealist has no such explanation -The realist points to a world external to all of us. The idealist, having no such world available, seems to lack an explanation. -Borges wonders whether he and anything he does ill have any effect on the future. -Contrasts the realism of traditional Christian belief with the idealism of Tlon- an idealism that, unlike Berkeley’s, finds no place for god. -Theme of idealism—Borges is a disciple of the philosophy of Berkeley
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This note was uploaded on 09/15/2010 for the course PHL 301 taught by Professor Bonevac during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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