The Chalkboard


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.


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.


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



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