If a Tree Falls in a Forest

If a Tree Falls in a Forest

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. "If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?" is a philosophical riddle that raises questions regarding observation and knowledge of reality. Philosopher George Berkeley, in his work, A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge, proposes, "But, say you, surely there is nothing easier than for me to imagine trees, for instance, in a park [. . .] and nobody by to perceive them. [...] The objects of sense exist only when they are perceived; the trees therefore are in the garden [. . .] no longer than while there is somebody by to perceive them." Nevertheless, Berkeley never actually wrote about the question. Some years later, a similar question is posed. It is unknown whether the source of this question is Berkeley or not. In June 1883 in the magazine The Chautauquan in Volume 3, Issue 9 on page 543 the question was put, "If a tree were to fall on an island where there were no human beings would there be any sound?" They then went on to answer the query with, "No.show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 151.89 x 229.11 x 4.57mm | 127.01g
  • Acu Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6133994711
  • 9786133994713