The shrinking gap between neuroscience and philosophical idealism

 

Big Think published a very high level (maybe a bit too summarized) of the epistemological views being outlined by Professor of cognitive science at the University of California, Irvine Donald H. Hoffman.

It can be found here.

One thought on “The shrinking gap between neuroscience and philosophical idealism

  1. “It’s worth pointing out that if there can be no “public” objects that aren’t personal constructions, science has a problem: “The idea that what we’re doing is measuring publicly accessible objects, the idea that objectivity results from the fact that you and I can measure the same object in the exact same situation and get the same results — it’s very clear that that idea has to go.”

    I think that it is not a fact that you and I can measure the same object in the exact same situation and get the same results. I think that the result will not be the same but only very similar.

    If there are twenty people in a room and they all agree that there are three chairs in the room, it does not mean that the twenty observations are the same, it only means that the twenty observations are similar enough that they all agree that there are three chairs in the room.

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