The Chalkboard

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A few weeks ago one of the Barrick volunteers asked this question on the chalkboard in the lobby: “From where does your perception originate?” Most of the people who responded wrote, “My head, “ or “My brain,” or, for a change, “Love.” One or two wrote, “My soul,” which is a point of view that received serious consideration from Aristotle, though his idea of the soul was almost definitely not the same as theirs.

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We seem to have two different ideas about perception operating here, one of them primarily subjective — in the minds of the people who have written “Love,” or “From how I feel” — and the other more objective and biological.

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Which brings us to another question, I suppose: what is perception?

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