Sooooooo, I’m not really sure what to make of this particular article. I mean it attempts to say that much of what we take to be real is just concepts or ideas in our heads and yet something inside me as I’m reading all this just feels like he is missing the point.
Like the part about home being just a concept, but to me it’s more than that. It’s familiar but also comfortable and for me it’s also a feeling of belonging as well. To call it just a concept seems rather…reductive. He goes on about other things like the self and trying to pin it to parts (and I saw what other people said about it).
Also references countries and cities in that we construct these boundaries and things in our heads but they don’t exist in reality (or ultimate reality). But the thing is that we recognize places as such and that is part of human reality, just like other animals have their things we don’t recognize but they do. I guess whenever I hear “ultimate reality” used I can’t help but doubt it as how would I ever know if that “was it”.