Is there a reality that is independent of our observations and experiences? I’m reading a biography of Einstein and he has trouble with the Principle, which seems to be confirmed by Quantum Mechanics: Reality does not exist except in so far as we interact with it.
The answers you seek lie in esoteric studies. Those questions are addressed there. What book are you reading? I’m curious.
Its a biography of Einstein. In it, Einstein and Heisenberg are talking and Einstein points out that the Principle leads to the conclusion that there is no extant reality outside of our consciousness, to which Einstein strongly disagrees. Heisenberg is shocked, saying that it was Einstein’s ideas of relativity that led him to the conclusion.
Here’s the book: Einstein, by Walter Isaacson
I think Einstein was trying to one-up him.
Saying that Heisenberg’s understanding was inferior. Einstein believed in god as the creator. He most likely believed that the conscious was an integral yet infinite part of the universe.
Where did the conversation go from there? Where is this thread going?