Dream vs Reality

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If you can’t know that you’re not dreaming or being deceived, does it follow that your beliefs are unreliable? This is a puzzling question, but there are distinct things that come to my mind about the subject. Dreaming and reality are two different things. One has a different meaning than the other based on science. Having a belief is generally thinking. With these two points I’d like to defend my claims on the subject at hand. I’d like to start with my first claim; dreaming and reality are two different things. Many have questioned whether or not we’re living in a big dream or if the world we know is actually real. A dream is defined as thoughts, events, and doings that occur during sleep. Reality is defined as the state to which something actually exists. Science has shown the distinction between the two, but I wouldn’t even need to go to science as my defense because the branch of metaphysics in philosophy explains reality as-well. Science has been leaned on so much because it can be actually be proven. Philosophy, much like science provides so many questions, but the only proofs that can be shown with philosophy are assumptions. Science concludes that dreams are thoughts or memories we recount when we sleep and although the experiences are not real, the emotions attached to them are. Although there is not a definite conclusion to dreaming, that does not disregard the science behind what scientists have found from experiments. Descartes’ dream argument states that he cannot know dream from reality and that he could be dreaming without knowing. To those who doubt that assumption he tries to use God as an example of a deceiver, stating that God has the power to deceive our view of the world (reality). This doesn’t make sense to be because if God created us to live then why would he want to deceive us until we die? But then an idea comes to mind that maybe it could
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