Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Perception

When I see the colour blue do you see blue too? 

If we looked at the sky we'd both agree that it was blue, but would the colour we perceive in our minds be the same? 

Could your perception of blue be my orange, or your green, my red? It's an interesting concept and a difficult one to definitively prove either way. 

Our perception of what is 'real' is subject to... our perception! A beautiful paradox which Plato describes perfectly in the story of 'The Cave' - see below.


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