phantasy world


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Noun1.phantasy world - something existing solely in the imagination (but often mistaken for reality)phantasy world - something existing solely in the imagination (but often mistaken for reality)
fantasy, phantasy - imagination unrestricted by reality; "a schoolgirl fantasy"
paracosm - a prolonged fantasy world invented by children; can have a definite geography and language and history
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Because the ability to distinguish dream from reality, shadow from substance is not, for Descartes, an empirical matter, there are grounds for hope; no reasoner is doomed to live in a phantasy world, where imagination bleeds into and thoroughly contaminates sense.
It is really his adult drive for perfection that disposes him to disregard the degree of difference between the occasionally spotty borders between sense and imagination and a full-blown phantasy world. For the perfectionist, it is enough to discredit a mode of knowing (or of living) to point out its inherent imperfection, however slight--as if imperfection were itself a species of original sin or a fall from grace.