What is your philosophy?

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What is the nature of reality?

How do you know what's real?

How should we live?
 

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I'm afraid you need to flesh these generic questions out.

I suggest you start by reading our philosphy guidelines https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=47294

In general, one should attempt to flesh out questions and arguments in the philosophy forums adequately enough that readers will have a good understanding of the problem, the backdrop against which it resides, and the justification of one's perspective. This might include

* explicitly defining key terms;
* justifying why this is a valid issue or problem in the first place;
* explicitly stating starting premises or assumptions;
* providing logical or empirical support for such premises or assumptions;
* making subtle logical steps more explicit;
* summarizing previous arguments made on the topic and explaining how they are relevant to your argument;
* etc.

A good rule of thumb is to place yourself in the shoes of your readers and ask whether a prospective post is clear enough and developed enough to be understood by them-- Does this make sense? Am I making a sufficiently strong argument for my claims? How likely is it that someone will be confused by, or misinterpret, what I have written? You should strive to make your posts intelligible, well supported, and unambiguous.
 
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...otherwise your one-liner questions will get one-liner replies:

What is the nature of reality? Reality is whatever matters.

How do you know what's real? If it matters, it's real; if it's not real, it doesn't matter.

How should we live? Like Frank Sinatra: do it your way.
 
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Im a transcendental realist who affirms deontology.
 
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What is the nature of reality?

How do you know what's real?

How should we live?
Reality is what we experience.
Everything I experience is real, although it may not be consistent.
The very best way we can.
 
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Have a good time all the time. That's my philosophy, funcake.
 

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