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Christopher Webb CMCL 392: Media Genres Professor Segal October 10, 2011 I agree to disagree with Earle’s assertion of perception being “inherently realist” because when looking at what I think is real, yes, it is my perception and experiences that I conjure up to come to that conclusion. Earle’s quote though, “in everyday life we count something as a reality if we can perceive it”, I believe can be misconstrued. Due to the complexity of diversity and culture within the realm of our social construct, it’s hard to even fathom perceiving something as
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Unformatted text preview: real or not. Watching television has always been defined in philosophical terms as a “window to reality” which I believe Earle is somewhat trying to hint at. What we see and hear on TV, radio and most importantly from each other, I believe can’t be perceived as real. That is called being prejudice, which can deter a lot of people from the truth and what is truly real or the truth. I believe a perception can be real but only if that person potentially is sincere about his experiences to conclude what one believed from that experience....
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