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Perception and the Real
Perception and the Real
If our evolutionary heritage in its development of consciousness limited its capacities to survival and propagation of the species, then much of the so-called ‘super-natural’ world of the noumenal is neither super nor beyond us. We are immersed in a cosmos that our brain and body for the most part filter out, exclude from access what we did not need as a species to survive in jungles, deserts, mountains, etc.
·socialecologies.wordpress.com·
Perception and the Real
New Look, Same Great Look | Kim Beil
New Look, Same Great Look | Kim Beil
The history of humans being confounded by colour.
It’s now estimated that perception may be up to 90 percent based on memory; barely 10 percent of what we think we’re seeing is the result of stimuli outside the body in the present moment. In order to process huge amounts of visual information, the brain relies on memories of prior experience. Color is not only a wonder of the natural world but something inside us, as Wittgenstein hinted. Following Goethe, whose 1810 Theory of Colours inspired Wittgenstein’s investigation, “If the eye were not sunny, how could we perceive light?” Our memories of experiences, like photographs, may seem to represent the past, but they also shape how we see the present and the future.
·laphamsquarterly.org·
New Look, Same Great Look | Kim Beil
Stoicism : 10 tools of ancient philosophy that improved my life
Stoicism : 10 tools of ancient philosophy that improved my life
This is quite an annoying article, or make that 'advertisement for a book', from The Guardian 20-9-22. It is hard to imagine how you could fill up a whole book with this drivel. The fad of Stoicism will pass just like the fad of Zen and dare I say it, Catholicism, and like all of those it can pretty much be summed up with : Try to not want what you want — what a revelation! But the Stoics might add : try to not not want that which you have to have.
·everythingness.github.io·
Stoicism : 10 tools of ancient philosophy that improved my life