“The Relation of the Self and External Reality” by A. Kadir Çüçen

Note: I was scrambling to find this philosophical essay after I had lost it. Luckily, I found it. I should note that this essay is written quite well. It is written by a Turkish professor based here in Turkey. Luckily, I was able to retrieve it on Google, and it is now available for your consumption.

The main idea — and the perennial issue of philosophy — is that one’s basic perception of reality can go either one of two ways: either one’s external reality is a response and is seen as being shaped by the level of one’s “consciousness” or “self”; or, one’s external reality is perceived as the object which shapes one’s “consciousness” or “self.” As mentioned in the previous blog post, I subscribe to the former outlook/method/way, but winning over adherents to this outlook/method/way is easier said than done.

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