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  • Regarding gratitude, I don't agree that this emotion in the subject implies or requires an object. I find myself alive in the universe. I know that there is sorrow, and fear, and that life sometimes hurts—but I also know that it is wonderful, really wonderful, sometimes sublime, just to be alive here. There is beauty and delight here that will move me even at my last breath. There is knowledge and philosophy to dull my pains, and to enhance my pleasures. There is friendship, romance, love, art, …
  • Your English is great, Camotero; have no fear on that point The classic example is the square tower that appears to the senses to be round from far away. Reality: the tower is square Misleading sensation: the tower is round Option 1: discard the evidence of the senses because they are misleading. Knowledge cannot be derived from the senses. Option 2: analyze all relevant sensations to arrive at a more complete understanding. Knowledge can be derived from the senses. Pyrrho, the Skeptic, chose op…