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Single Idea 20749

[catalogued under 12. Knowledge Sources / B. Perception / 5. Interpretation]

Full Idea

The perceptual 'something' is always in the middle of something else, it always forms part of a 'field'.

Gist of Idea

Perceived objects always appear in a context


Martin Heidegger (Being and Time [1927], p.4), quoted by Kevin Aho - Existentialism: an introduction 3 'Perceptual'

Book Reference

Aho,Kevin: 'Existentialism: an introduction' [Polity 2014], p.40

A Reaction

Sounds like our knowledge of electrons. Nice point. Standard analytic discussions of perceiving a glass always treat it in isolation, when it is on an expensive table near a brandy bottle. Or near a hammer.