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Posted by Mario Dovalina on April 6, 2003 02:47:43 UTC

Hey, Aurino. I hesitate to say "welcome back," is this just a visit?

I think that perhaps you delve too deeply into the semantics behind the quest for "reality." Whereas it is true that reality is not real (in cart-before-horse fashion), I personally find most people search for "reality," though semantically flawed perhaps, to deal more with the question "what is real?" (that is, to what objects and models can we assign the adjective "real," and why must we exclude some?) than it does with treating reality as an entity in its own right, somehow independent of the objects we call real.

"What is Real?" is an infinitely more interesting question than "What is Reality?" since the second question can be answered readily, without philosophical mumbo-jumbo (though philosophers would disagree)

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