Posted: Mar 14, 2021 6:56 am
by Frozenworld
Spearthrower wrote:
Frozenworld wrote:
All you have is sensation. How can you be sure anything exists outside it? Why do we assume we experience a thing?

You responded by ignoring the content of the post you're supposedly replying to.

No, you don't "have sensation" - that's an assumption you're making.

You may believe you sense things, but how do you know that the semblance of sense isn't wholly artificial? Isn't simply programed into you, or that you're directed to sense those things absent any other external motivation?

You can't half do these things - you can't declare all knowledge suspect then simply draw a line and state you'll suspend that suspicion for factors you decide like 'sensation'.

The rabbit-hole you've found for yourself has no bottom.

Of course, the rabbit-hole happens to be your own navel, so it should be easy to extricate yourself from it.

Because that is all we have, sensation. Artificial or not that is still the final thing we know we have. Anything outside of our senses is a guess. We could be wasting our lives believing we are doing anything only for it to just be us lying to ourselves.

When you tear down the labels and rationalizations behind everything you'll find there is no longer any point of reference, and no coherency. You are left with nothing but the sensation of your own isolated perception, with no clear source or meaning in sight.