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Bout what we perceive with our senses Does color xist in the dark The we get into Light and some physics "that I will admit lost me for a while Here is where an actual book "I will admit lost me for a while Here is where an actual book have made a lot of differenceWhile Baggott does reference the Matrix this book uses the movie as a jumping off point The philosophy and physics discussed could lead to some very interesting thoughts and conversations Again the audio book was well narrated but not how I What started out as an xtremely interesting philosophical read with a pop culture twist devolved into a highly repetitive with a pop culture twist devolved into a highly repetitive straight out of a textbook Probably should have given it 2 stars but I did really appreciate the initial approached An accessible summary of the history of thought on just what the nature of reality might be It uses very day Smokin' Hot examples of money marriage toxplain socially constructed consensus reality It talks of Plato s cave of shadow perception rather than direct sight as still being relevant today The author uses films such as The Matrix and Terminator and Douglas Adams Hitchhiker s Guide to Placing Memory entertainingffect

It S Only In The 
s only in the 2 chapters that it gets a bit science heavy as it moved through uantum theory to string and M theory The writer is a physicist and it s these chapters where that shows and a couple of statistical tables always signals my Lasombra eyes getting heavy But that aside this is a passable introduction that is it does what it says in the title I didn t have myyes opened to any new illuminations but I did have the whole subject wrangled into one nclosure for my brain in a very acceptable way loved all 3 parts about society philosophy and specially uantum but conclusion seemed a bit weak anyway good starting book gave me lots of references to continue Wanton Nights exploring all the different fields Does colourxist in the darkA couple of weeks ago I started discussion with Greg about our perception of reality At the While My Soldier Serves end of the discussion I had the distinct impression that I wasn t putting my point acrossffectively due to I don t know let s say pure ignorance on the subject whereas Greg ffectively used. Ern scientists and social theorists Jim Baggott is the author of The Meaning of uantum Physics and Beyond Measure Modern Physics Philosophy and uantum Theory both published by Oxford University Press He lives in Engla.

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Since my local Borders store is having a going out of business sale I decided to see if I could get any good deals on books I browsed the under stocked philosophy section and I found Jim Baggott s book titled A Beginner s Guide to Reality I read the first chapter in the store it seemed to be a very promising read The first ight chapters of the book are interesting and it really demonstrates a lot about our perception of reality Starting with chapter 9 until the nd of "The Book Is Like "book is like a totally different book compared with the first ight chapters The last four chapters of this book deal mostly with The Fiend Next Door explanations about physics and uantum mechanics The author very vaguely ties these concepts into the theme of his book reality but does so on very rare and poor occasions Baggott has written about uantum physics before and his writing shows that this is his area ofxpertise His ffort to tie physics into a philosophical understanding fails on very level I could only give this book two starts because பொன்னியின் செல்வன் - புது வெள்ளம் even though the firstight chapters are fairly good the resulting four chapters utterly ruin this book Liked The First Two the first two a lot but couldn t finish it because the third part about uantum physics was too confusing Somewhat charming if smugly so and trite overview of the philosophical history of the concept of reality Baggot relies on too many references to The Matrix and pop culture while never really The Return of the Carter Boys: The Carter Boys 2 establishing his own stance It didn t uite do it for me Brilliant intro to what reality actually meansThe book is split into three main chapters discussing Money social reality and the societal systems we have built for ourselves Colours reality as we perceive it via our senses and Light what is actually there in a particle physics sense regardless of what we can perceiveIt is all written simplynough for anyone to understand but not condescendingly I still have trouble with the physics part I have never been a physics buff and find myself reading without paying attention and then two pages in I realise I don t know what I m reading any It s a difficult chapter for me person. Have you ver wondered if the world is really there when you're not looking We tend to take the reality of our world very much for granted This book will lead you down the rabbit hole in search of something we can poi. Ally and I m rereading it constantly to try to get it and make it stick I honestly believe he xplains things well and I m just not plugged in for that last chapter but I love this book It is also a great starting point for lots of different topics which is xactly what it s meant to be an introduction A Beginner s Guide 18 year old me would ve thought this was the best book ver but having been removed from constant challenging philosophical thought for so long I think I ve lost the thrill it used
To Give Me Don T 
give me Don t me wrong I still love philosophy but uestioning the truth of Travis every aspect of reality doesn t really seem productive to me any This book is broken up into 3 parts and the first 2 arexcellent I love the ideas that were xplored mainly the ones uestioning why and how we perceive things I njoyed the realization that the information we receive using our senses is in a way false but by the nd of the book it feels like Baggott is just trying to stump the reader for the sake of stumping the readerBaggott s writing style is witty and interesting and he s obviously incredibly well "read and informed however the third chunk of his guide to reality fails to provoke "and informed however the third chunk of his guide to reality fails to provoke logical line of thinking that I really care to follow Good read and I d definitely recommend to philosophy buffs but I got bored towards the conclusion I made a mistake with this one and listened to the audio book There was just way too much information to take in while attempting to commute to and from work Read the bookThe book is basically an attempt to take a look at what we perceive our reality to be The Matrix is actually referenced uite a bit The first section Money really focuses on the reality that society has set up and the reality that veryone buys in to That rectangle with Andrew Jackson on it that you The Bubble Economy: Is Sustainable Growth Possible? exchange for goods That only means 20 because society has deemed it as suchrgo that is our reality This was an interesting section mainly because we really do take a lot for granted because we just accept that this reality and the social norms are what we must acceptColours is the next section and it s Nt to hang our hats on and say this is real On the way Jim Baggott xamines some of the things that have been said about reality by a few of the world's greatest thinkers from the philosophers of ancient Greece to mod. A Beginner's Guide to Reality Exploring Our Everyday Adventures in Wonderland