So You Think Humans Can’t Know Objective Reality

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If there is one topic to which most philosophical — ‘deep’ — conversations I have with friends turn to, it’s the question of whether we — humans — can know reality as it is in itself.

For example, many people have come across the idea that ‘the observer affects the observed’.

That sounds catchy, but what does it mean?

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Maarten van Doorn

Maarten van Doorn

PhD philosophy. Essays about why we believe what we do, how societies come to a public understanding about truth, and how we might do better (crazy times)