Are there reliable sources of information about the world that do not rely on perception and observation? If yes, what are they? If not then why?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com June 23, 2018, 3:36 pm ad1c9bdddf
That's a very interesting and complex question. The reason for the complexity lies in the fact that if we were to assume that there existed sources of information about the world that did not rely on our perceptions we would have to rely on our own perceptions to evaluate those sources. Consequently, the larger issue for philosophers, one might argue, is whether or not our perceptions are reliable sources of information about the world around us.
<br>Here are some questions and concerns that you might want to consider while thinking about this question.
<br>* Various philosophers have positioned themselves on either side of this debate: those that do believe that our perceptions are reliable informants of the world around us, and those that believe that our perceptions are not reliable testaments to what the world is really ...