RE: virus: TT
Wed, 6 Nov 1996 23:36:39 -0600 (CST)

On Mon, 4 Nov 1996, David McFadzean wrote:

> At 04:24 PM 04/11/96 MST, Jason McVean wrote:
> >David McFadzean wrote:
> >> I agree that subjective reality is a subset of true (or objective) reality,
> >
> >Isn't subjective reality a different, possibly partially
> >overlapping set of objective reality?
> Not if you include all subjective realities in objective reality. The
> latter is
> supposed to be all-encompassing. Everything that is, including my and your
> subjective experience, is part of objective reality.

I wouldn't. Isn't "objective" vs. "subjective" defined in terms of
"verifiable"? It would be very strange to call in-principle-unverifiable
properties "objective".

Light that evokes the qualium green [in normal color vision] is reasonably
"objective". The qualium "green" is not so obviously objective.

I would rather define "objective reality" as something containing what
forces our "subjective realities" to somewhat align. [This is not meant
to be exhaustive.]


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/ Kenneth Boyd