16. Wednesday, November 9, 2011

16. Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - Two Realms of Existence...

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Two Realms of Existence: - when we see a tree, we assume that we actually see a tree and not something else - phenomenal (sensible): we perceive/ register it as a phenomenon affecting our senses - however, we blend features of the tree with features of our perceptive apparatus - the tree has a divided existence and partakes in two realms - there is a realm which we cannot percieve; there is something about the being of the tree that does not get translated to us - this is the noumenal world (intelligible) - everything that we Fnd is both phenomenal (we can percieve it, it creates a phenomenon in the world - being for others) and being in itself (whatever is true about that being that remains in the noumenal realm - we don ʼ t know anything about it and we actually just postulate the existence of the realm - impenetrable but we know it is there . .. dictated by reason - humans are both beings in themselves and phenomenon (we can be sensed by other creatures) - also, when I look in the mirror, I can see myself - indirect way of percieving the being of myself - You don ʼ t even know about your noumenal realm - I can make myself do things in that I am not just subject to the laws of nature Are we free? - there is a person divided in this way: phenomenal and noumenal - when it comes to freedom, we are stuck, as far as we are noumenal we are free to do as we want - however, in so far as we are members of the sensible world (phenomenal), we are
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This note was uploaded on 11/18/2011 for the course PHL 275H1 taught by Professor Professorbialystok during the Fall '11 term at University of Toronto.

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16. Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - Two Realms of Existence...

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