The Ineffable Notion

A paper which studies reality from a philosophical point of view.

The paper shows that because of its ever-changing quality and its non-concrete formation in the minds of philosophers throughout history, an exact definition of reality cannot be pinned down. This paper is a philosophical approach to deeming what is reality. The views of Plato, Hume, Descartes, and Nietzsche are all used to compare and contrast the vast and differing ideas of the foundation of reality.
“The philosophy and ideas of reality are an eternal study. However, it cannot be argued that the foundational concepts of how people view the world, how we interpret the world, how we understand art, music, beauty — all of these things are elements that are inseparably related to our perceptions of life and reality. Within each philosopher’s ideas different questions are posed, different ideas are conveyed, and different meanings are expressed. What can be found in each philosophy of reality, through philosophers such as Plato, Descartes, Nietzsche, and Hume, is the idea of a reality of appearances, the idea of a reality of facts, or the idea of a reality comprised of both.”