I'm sure you meant well, but the shoe doesn't fit. I write positive theories in regards to reality all the time. But I know all the time that what I am working with is mental models. I think the issue is significant. Of course
in a practical sense there is objective reality. The issue here is the foundation of truth. In the strict theorectical sense, "objective reality" is a mental-model, a human invention. If a person fails to grasp that essential point, I doubt they will understand what I am saying about the foundation of truth. O
ur "minds" are mental-models within what these mental-models symbolize -- our minds. Do you see that we live and die in our pile of mental-models? Or do you think concepts (born as metaphors) and names (learned by consensus) live outside human skulls?
Start from the individual human brain and ask yourself what it chooses to call truth. Is it not a question of persuasion? Is
there a trans-subjective criterion of truth?
You might be tempted to say "objective reality," but reality is experienced subjectively and interpreted by means of language. Examine the testimony of different witnesses at a crime scene. Also other situations. Some claim to have seen ghosts. Other talk to God. In this age, the consensus is that such experiences are hallucinations, etc. In another age, atheism was perhaps unspeakably absurd. Despite the lessons of history, man is as arrogantly blind as usual, immersed in the fads of his time.
To control the mental-model of so-called objective reality is power. And this mental-model also serves as a myth. It's a macho sort of religion, this implied association with reality. And it serves its purpose. Maybe most dreamers are
socially useless. But critical philosophy can wipe the prejudice from man's eyes. Kant's "thing-in-itself" is just a concept, just a mental model. My point is just an extension of Kant's. What we take for reality has been structured involuntarily by the mind. But I like to stress the metaphorical nature of man. He lives, unawares, in a jungle of mental-models, linked metaphorically, that he takes for Reality Prime.