Many credit Descartes's "I think therefore I am" to be the back bone of the movie The Matrix. However, it would seem that empiricism is more akin to what the Matrix is about, i.e.,
You can be a brain in a jar somewhere and not even know it because all you an know is what you perceive through your senses.
I've been listening to Books On CD- Great courses
there is a lesson on "Agustine philosopher and saint"
it seems that the entire world view back then (roughly 340 to 400 ad)
was based alot on Plato's view of the world.
fading away, and subject to human error not to mention that your eyes
can play tricks on you, like a mirage in the dessert.
Draw a pythagorian triangle on a chalk board.
The chalk triangle is just a representation of the concept...
it's NOT the triangle itself, it's just chalk...
The triangle concept held in your mind is eternal, you cannot change it.
it was a perfect triangle 2500 years ago, just because you recently
became aware of it doesn't change it a bit.
the one that pythagor conceptualized is the same one you conjured up
in your mind.
I'll make sense of this
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