For our Who am I course, we were assigned to create a guiding question and create our own philosophy. Since our unit 3 is about doubts, we examined many different philosophers, such as Descartes, Berkeley, Spinoza, Locke, and some of the Elizabethan poets, such as Shakespeare. There is nothing more mind- bending, than putting one’s entire perception reality, and then putting it into complete doubt. As Stephen Hawking says, “ The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge”. In my opinion, we should all attempt to look for greater understanding of the laws that governs our existence.
Following is a written copy of my ACTION PROJECT. Please take a look!
Most people say that ‘ seeing is believing’, even though there is only a possibility that it is true. I have always thought that we cannot settle something as being true, just because our senses perceive it. According to Berkeley, my own soul can be the cause of my own ideas- just as when I dream- but only another will or spirit can be the cause of the ideas that make up the ‘corporeal’ world. Everything is due to that spirit which is the cause of ‘everything in everything; and which ‘all things consist in. In Psychology, dreams are based on reality. Dreams are our unconscious at work.