In following the second path the observer assumes, quite differently, that the starting point must be the constitutive biological phenomena of being unable to distinguish perception from illusion in daily living. In the absence of being able to make statements about independently existing objects to which one has privileged access, this pathway focuses on the ontology of the observer, on what the observer does to bring forth objects in a domain of existence through consensual operations of distinction. The criteria for acceptability of statements shifts therefore to observer community agreements and away from objectivity. [...] Thus the observer is the source of all realities and existences and can bring forth many different legitimate domains of reality through the operational coherences of his praxis of living.

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