“Reality is beyond our reach”
I am glad that i found the blog of Karl, who is writing an ongoing series of essays in his blog, which deal with “Reality”. These are not only very interesting but well written and definately worth reading.
“It is time to return to the roots of this series after a number of digressions. I’ll recap earlier points, such as what we “see” is not necessarily the Truth. There are many distortions between the object and the image formed in our minds. Placing a camera, film, scanner and/or a digital chip between the object and your brain provides even more issues.
This series deals with “things we see”. It is not hard to generalize much of the arguments to a broader part of our lives. Are our emotions independent of our perceptions of “reality”? Is touch and feel less off the mark than what we “see”? What about our hearing – is it accurate? Does a burger really taste the way we think is tastes? For all I know, the answer to each question is “No”.
Not only that, our perceptions are unique to each of us. No one sees things the way the next person does. That truly has wide reaching consequences. Answers below.”
Follow these links to each of the 6 parts.
- On Reality – Part 1
- On Reality – Part 2 – Photo Journalism
- On Reality – Part 3 – More on Photo Journalism
- On Reality – Part 3a – What about those faked, staged famous photographs in Part 3?
- On Reality – Part 4 – Remembering Joe Rosenthal
- On Reality – Part 5 – How Perceptions and Illusions destroy Reality