I am as far from a naive realist as it is possible to be. But that does not mean that I can think things into existence.Belinda wrote:I wasn't using a fantasy as evidence of my senses I was using it to show me how interpretation of facts varies the nature of the facts according to the interpreter, and how a fantastic or even in some cases a mad interpretation conduces to life where pedestrian interpretation is too bad to contemplate.Hobbes' Choice wrote:Time is not the same as change. We express these two things using two words for very good reason.Belinda wrote:Hobbes'Choice wrote:
I gather that you think that fantasy stories have no trace of truth.
Not at all. Literature contains much truth. But you cannot use a fantasy empirically.
Faith sometimes supports where belief fails. Belief must be subject to doubt. Faith however unreasoning does not have to be frustrated by doubt. Faith can be subjected to facticity and when facts indicate that a life situation is hopeless faith can restore order.
Personally I reject the distinction between faith and belief. Neither is any good for anything. It does not matter what you believe, as that does not change what is real.
To get back to the topic of time , if we hold that time is change then we can understand how transience which is often sad is nothing to be afraid of.The problem of transience becomes one of adapting one's urge to live so that it's happier.
And if you mean DEATH when you say transience, then it is the cessation of al urge. What is 'happier'?
Hobbes' you say "does not change what is real". But are you a naive realist?
I didn't mean only death when I said transience. I meant loss and I referred to the apprehension of loss.Transience is real for us, and transience is our awareness of the passage of time. It's good to put a name to it and it's good to read stories that deal with it as that helps us to accept it with some equanimity.
There is no practical difference between transcience and the passage of time. You think that changing a word from one thing to another gives you an explanation.
This is not uncommon.