Stout, Gilbert, Stout Outline

Stout, Gilbert, Stout Outline - Question: To what extent...

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Question: To what extent can the world exist outside our own construction of reality? Thesis: Our reality and understanding of the world is usually viewed from a three- dimensional standpoint – the way we subconsciously rearrange our realities around to make it seem more appealing and desirable, the actual truth of the reality, and the way the rest of the world views reality. Each point of view works by daydreaming, forgetting, and living in either the reality or fantasy. Paragraph one: Realities compared to daydreams are two huge, completely separate entities that it isn’t easy to just define the bridge that connects the two worlds. “In order to think clearly, the sharpness of vision has to be suppressed, for thoughts travel with an absent-minded and unfocused gaze” (Pallasmaa 286). “We can go somewhere else. The part of consciousness that we nearly always conceive of as the “self” can be not there for a few moments, for a few hours, and in heinous circumstances, for much longer” (Stout 388). “For positive views to be credible, they must be based on facts that we believe we
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This note was uploaded on 03/07/2012 for the course 830 201 taught by Professor Leyton during the Fall '08 term at Rutgers.

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Stout, Gilbert, Stout Outline - Question: To what extent...

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