Reality is the state of things as they actually exist, rather than as they may appear or may be thought to be. That’s where things get interesting.
In its widest definition, reality includes everything that is and has being, whether or not it is observable or comprehensible.
Now think about that?
Historically, philosophers have sometimes considered reality to include nonexistent things.
Reality is often contrasted with what is imaginary, delusional, in the mind, dreams, what is abstract, what is false, or what is fictional. To reify is to make more real, and to abstract is the opposite. The truth refers to what is real, while falsity refers to what is not. Fictions are not considered real.
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