Fundamentals on the Nature of Reality.
A documentary film that concerns itself with perhaps the ultimate question: what is the nature of reality?
It addresses this issue by seeking a bridge between two worlds that, even with all the efforts of philosophy and natural science, have always remained separate:
– The inner world of our conscious experience – Think of your experience of seeing that red flower over there.
– The outer world with which we interact and over which we have limited control – Think of light rays of various wavelengths that reflect off that red flower and come to your eye and strike your retina.
Indeed philosophers have a special term for this separation: the hard problem of consciousness. Despite all the advances in neurological science, the reductionist nature of modern physical science keeps it from arriving at an understanding of consciousness. I am among those who believe that this disconnection between the inner and outer worlds will persist in the academic sciences and humanities as long as they continue to rigidly isolate objective reality from the observer’s subjective participation. The creators of this film, however, are looking to bridge this gap and establish a merging of these two worlds.
Inner Worlds, Outer Worlds – Daniel Schmidt (2012)
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