Re: [steiner] The Evidence of the Senses and Mental Pictures
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--- jeff auen <pacbay@...> wrote:
> I haven't read Barfield at all and will look into__________________________________________________
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> Subject: Re: [steiner] The Evidence of the Senses
> and Mental Pictures
> > pacbay@... writes:
> > << ...what if the senses are not receiving
> > impressions accurately and thus
> > observations are faulty from the start. This is,
> > course, not the norm, but
> > even in everyday life many factors can distort
> > perception of objects and
> > processes in the world. Fatigue, lack of proper
> > nutrition, certain illnesses,
> > lack of sleep, recreational drugs and alcohol,
> > medicines, etc. all can
> > impact the nervous system .... are the sense
> > totally trustworthy and never
> > deceived? Even in small ways, lack of
> > to the external world
> > with the senses can easily distort our
> > This is down often when a
> > mistake a word or object that is moving and we
> > up the perception of it.
> > If it dusk and we are driving and we see what
> > clearly looks like a dog in the
> > road, we instantly "see" a dog in our minds. As
> > approach the animal it
> > turns out to be bunched up rag dropped from a
> > This has happened to
> > many of us. The original perception is unclear
> > something in us
> > automatically creates a image and word : dog.
> > this thinking and concept
> > making or something else? >>
> This is the exact same question which Owen
> leaves open at the end of his chapter on
> figuration- I
> think the second or third chapter in "Saving the
> Appearences"...Have you read that. Even if you
> have I
> would suggest going back to read those first three
> paragraphs because he does a brilliant job of
> describing these questions. I'm reaching for the
> as we speak.
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