It's not my philosophy. I studied Ancient Philosophy in College. It's as much a history lesson of Mankind, as it is a way of thinking.
1. the world or the state of things as they actually exist, as opposed to an idealistic or notional idea of them.
2. the state or quality of having existence or substance.
Reality is the sum or aggregate of all that is real or existent within a system, as opposed to that which is only imaginary.
I fail to see were men have anything to do with your idea of reality, other than it fits the description of, that which is only imaginary.
What is the meaning of Western philosophy?
Western philosophy refers to the philosophical thought and work of the Western world. Historically, the term refers to the philosophical thinking of Western culture, beginning with Greek philosophy of the pre-Socratics such as Thales. This would also include Plato, and Aristotle.
Thales: Believed in the basic element: WATER. Everything is a form or water ! There may be many different shapes and forms, but all are water.
They all had their different ideas as to what made up reality. Plato is my favorite, with his understanding of Forms.
For many, reality is what you make of it, though that can not be taught or written in books, as it is to vague. I also read Alan Watt, ie, ZEN.
Alan Wilson Watts (6 January 1915 – 16 November 1973) was a British writer and speaker known for interpreting and popularising Buddhism, Taoism, and Hinduism for a Western audience.