Consensus Realities - Cognitive Liberties

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Consensus Realities - Cognitive Liberties
Apr 30, 2012

Consensus reality is an approach to answering the philosophical question "What is real ?"

It gives a practical answer:

reality is either what exists, or
what we can agree seems to exist .

The process has been (perhaps loosely and a bit imprecisely) characterized as "when enough people think something is true, it... takes on a life of its own.". The term is usually used disparagingly as by implication it may mean little more than "what a group or culture chooses to believe," and may bear little or no relationship to any "true reality," and, indeed, challenges the notion of "true reality." ...

... Cognitive liberty is the freedom to be the individual's own director of the individual's own consciousness and is fundamentally opposed to enforcement of the culturally accepted reality upon non-conforming individuals .


Emotional impressions, and their intrinsic intertwining cognitive pre-ceptions can be contagious. Where the matter of the transmitting and receiving of objective and reliable and useful information surrounding an available camera model is concerned, is this a good thing, a bad thing, or neither ?

Is such objectivity and realism not precisely what readers say that they look for in camera reviews ?

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