A personal perspective on our knowledge of reality

Understanding different research perspectives

However, as we are made of essentially the same genetic material and receive essentially the same sensory inputs, this seems unlikely. On the one hand [head], we have our individual, subjective perceptions, individual to our own heads. But because the picture in my brain is not the object itself, one may come to doubt the very existence of the object out there, in reality.

Expanding our paradigm perspectives beyond self Our quality of life has a lot to do with how well we get along and interact with other people.

Complex neural paths transmit the result from the receptors to somewhere in the brain. For example, for Berkeley the nature of my reality and your reality is the same — it is all constructed out of mind-dependent ideas. This in sum is my view of perception.

We must resist the tendency to think of reality as a fixed state of affairs that language merely identifies or labels. We can receive only a limited range of sounds, smells, and radiant energy; and what is within receivable range is altered physically in transmission to the brain.

The field perspective to be presented integrates salient aspects of what psychologists and sociologists have so far kept apart: These sensations, particularly the visual, will give us a sense of our surroundings and their dimensions.

According to this latter view, a researcher can only take a subjective perspective because the nature of these concepts is the result of human processes. In learning to draw, it is necessary to acquire the art of representing things according to the sensation, not according to the perception.

Rummel, The Dynamic Psychological Field, People agree, generally, as to what objects are.


What we know of the world we can only know through language, and as our language is subject to change, so too is our reality. If mind, is there a deeper consciousness underlying appearances that unites us all and is the source of our conscious thoughts?

But though corpuscles and plasma existed as part of the perceived world they were not realized. Three dimensionality helps us make our way in a world of solid objects.

In science, these statements of laws and proposed facts are subject to criticism and testing by observation and experiment. What does that mean? Therefore, genuine knowledge of reality would have to be direct knowledge of the object itself. Moreover, what is transmitted to our sensory receptors cannot be carried with fidelity to the brain.

While this is not a full answer to our question, it is a fact we cannot ignore. He points out that a paradigm of any sort affects the way we see the world in terms of perceiving, understanding and interpreting.

What Is The Nature Of Reality?

Subsequent chapters will gradually clarify them. They transform light energy into an electrical, essentially digital, signal, which is sent to your brain. At best, perceptions are not that which we know; rather, perceptions are that by which we know.

And they would be correct. Subjective research is generally based on data derived from observations of events as they take place or from unstructured or semi-structured interviews. First, the cultural schema and meanings-values system provide a perspective within which some perceptibles are given interpretation and some are ignored.

We need to know whether something is a bear or only a child with a bearskin rug over its head. People who have never seen can have their own sense of reality, which may be vastly different to that of a sighted person.

Indeed, there is some consensus even concerning the world beyond our senses.In Kant’s view, we can never truly know reality in itself, what he called ‘the noumenal world’, because we are limited to our mind’s imposition of fixed ‘categories’ of knowledge upon our perceptions of it (this giving us what Kant called ‘phenomenal’ knowledge).

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• to integrate knowledge unique to the discipline of nursing, personal and experiential knowledge and knowledge from other disciplines, including the arts and sciences • theory, research, standards of practice and a code of.

Epistemology: the theory of knowledge embedded in the theoretical perspective and thereby in the methodology. The first three questions seem rather obvious to most researchers but many question why we need to understand and be explicit about our epistemology and ontology.

Perception is a dynamic conflict between the attempts of an outer world to impose an actuality on us and our efforts to transform this actuality into a self-centered perspective. Perception is a confrontation between an inward directed vector of external reality compelling awareness and an outward-directed vector of physiological, cultural, and.

Constructivism as a paradigm or worldview posits that learning is an active, constructive process. The learner is an information constructor. People actively construct or create their own subjective representations of objective reality.

A personal perspective on our knowledge of reality
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