Fu Yuan Ow: Perception

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Reality is a subjective interpretation of events, people, the environment and an individual’s position within it. An event in itself is objective, but those who experience it may have radically different viewpoints on what transpired. The same applies to objects and symbols. Perception bestows significance on sensory stimuli and dictates individual responses. Perceptual issues in philosophy include the extent to which sensory qualities such as sounds, smells or colors exist in objective reality rather than the mind of the perceiver