Single Idea 15046

[catalogued under 7. Existence / D. Theories of Reality / 2. Reality]

Full Idea

I conclude that there is a primitive metaphysical concept of reality, one that cannot be understood in fundamentally different terms.

Gist of Idea

Reality is a primitive metaphysical concept, which cannot be understood in other terms


Kit Fine (The Question of Realism [2001], Intro)

Book Reference

-: 'Philosophers' Imprint' [-], p.1

A Reaction

Fine offers arguments to support his claim, but it seems hard to disagree with. The only alternative I can see is to understand reality in terms of our experiences, and this is the road to metaphysical hell.