Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Ultimate Reality

Today in class, we talked about how post-modernists don't believe that there is a specific ultimate truth. According to them, there are multiple realties for each situation. These ideas reminded me of the discussions that we've had in religion about differences between Hinduism and Buddhism. One of the major differences between the two religions is the fact that in Hinduism there a ultimate reality of everything and one essence. In Buddhism, they argue that there is no ultimate reality and that things are constantly changing over time. Buddhists back this up with the three marks of existence. It is a very confusing concept but it reminded me exactly of these conflicting ideas.

3 comments:

Jack Zheng said...

To make it less confusing, we can think of how ultimate reality in the Abrahamic religions is God. Many Modernists straight up rejected religious faith as mere superstition, while a lot of Postmodernists attempt to view religion from a subjective perspective and see it in a individualist way by picking out the elements that reflect social-economic differences in society rather than ultimate truth (e.g. religious beliefs that enforce a sense of duty and deny social mobility).

I think that's how it works.

madison kahn said...

I think, other than religion, there are many different realities based on perspective too. We talked about this in class. Depending on how someone views an event, the event can take on an entirely different meaning. Think about a major event that we were all affected by (Katrina). Of course, each individual has distinct memories about Katrina and we all remember it differently. Further though, children and adults (I'm general) have a completely different mindsets about most thinks, and I think this includes Katrina. We were in second grade at the time, so none of us really understood the scope and devastation of Katrina. For me personally, I remember Katrina as a fun time of no school and living in a different city, which I thought was fun. Of course now, looking back, I realize the devastation I was overlooking because I was so young. However, I know my parents and every other adult around me recognized it at the time.

Antonio Imbornone said...

Find your idea of a push maters not believing in a specific, ultimate truth to the painting technique and interpretations of Jackson Pollock. When we watch the video that was Quinet showed us in class Paula talked about how the painting had a life of its own and that there were no mistakes when creating the painting. You said that there was no ultimate destination of where you want the pain to be it was alive he would take it home path similarities of the postmodernist believe of truth and reality, pollex paintings had no absolute destinatio you said that there was no ultimate destination of where he wanted the painting to be it was alive he would take his phone path similarities of the postmodernist believe of truth and reality, Pollux paintings did not work towards and absolute final product but simply wherever his emotions or the painting itself took him as an artist.