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Philosophy & telepathy help?

sorry to ask again…but for inevitable reasons I am up at 1:10 finishing this assignment I don’t really understand. Help is seriously appreciated!
I’m working on a paper for philosophy, can anyone help explain to me how telepathy relates to idealism and what makes it idealist? I have a vague grasp of it but don’t really understand it well enough to write a comprehensible paper…thank you so much
also: I have to assignment right (I do not mean empathy). it relates to humans being able to use some of their minds (mental world) to control some aspect of the physical world. and in ideal philosophy (I think…) reality is determined by our perceptions and only ideas can be considered perfect because after an idea is translated to writing, physical form, etc. it becomes imperfect.
but i’m having a bit of trouble directly connecting it to telepahy as well as connecting how telepathy in the mental world gives us control in the physical world.

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  1. telepathy being a science /art of communicating or prompting peoples minds to do certain things here people become the physical world and when the peson communicates with their minds and prompts them to perform certain acts in favour of the society without making them realise that these acts which they are performing are being prompted and controlled by him or her and thus makes it ideal for the society………explore and exploit the rest may this helps you

  2. Telepathys,s relation ship with philosophy.The general view of telepathy is reading of mind through some intuitive or acquired capability.This quality was normally found in exceptional people though it can be used scientifically by experts in in criminology or intelligence gathering.

  3. I guess that this idea of telepathy assumes that it is not a crude form of telepathy. If I try to send “I need your help in completing an assignment” to your mind, and all you receive is “help” or “assignment”, then telepathy is not very idealistic, except that it might work through any sort of barrier, or across any distance, etc.
    But the idea is that when we conceive of an idea, it is there in the mind that it is in its purest, most perfect form, and that any form of communication we have at our disposal is only a kind of code we can use to kindle rough approximations of our idea in the mind of another.
    When Tolkien writes about elves, I can read his words and imagine an elf, but is it the very same one that Tolkien pictured in his mind? Chances are that the two will have some similarities, but, being the directly generated products of two different minds, they will likely be different. In other words, there was degradation of content in that form of communication. Something was left out, or transformed.
    Ideally, telepathy could transmit an idea to another person in a pure, unadulterated form, having lost none of the original emotional associations, elaboration of form, ineffable qualities, etc. that can be so difficult to convey through art or other standard forms of communication. If we could communicate our ideas more directly and exactly to others, we could influence them more precisely, and thus have greater control over our physical world through them (though other telepaths might also influence you in the same way, whether you’d want them to or not). What if when you gave orders to your workers, they could understand exactly what you meant? What if when you ordered a steak, the cook just knew exactly how you like it?What if you could think the answer to your essay to your teacher, whether you were good with words or not, and be graded on your idea itself… gaining a good grade and whatever lies beyond getting grades?That’s greater control over our world. We communicate to others in an attempt to influence the way things are going in our lives… it’s hard to think of an example where we’re not, in some small way. So if all communication were ramped up to a more perfect level, we might establish more direct or strong control over the events in our lives.

  4. Generally, Idealism is the metaphysical commitment to the the notion that everything that exists is mental. The relation to telepathy is simple. If the universe is constant (that is your computer continues to exist when you turn off the light and leave it alone in an otherwise empty room) because god is eternally perceiving it. so, it’s not a stretch to say that just as the computer is equally perceived by two people so too can thoughts be equally perceived by two people because they are both (thoughts and the computer) mental in origin.
    If you grant that everything is mental to begin with this is perfectly sound reasoning. the problem is with the basic premise of Idealism, IMHO

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