The Perception of the Perception

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The Perception of the Perception The subjective nature of perception is an inborn characteristic humanity. However, humans found the ability to still classify knowledge under two categories, objective and subjective. Knowledge in the subjective sense, or subjective knowledge for short, is the individual knowledge that each person gains through personal experiences. Artists often try to portray a scene that has an emotional and psychological effect on the viewer, by drawing on their own experiences and thoughts. However, scientists are interested in developing the former type of knowledge, knowledge in the objective sense. Objective knowledge is subjective knowledge which has passed through public scrutiny and hence can be referred to in a sentence as “It is well known that …”. Therefore I have surmised that the subjective nature of perception is an advantage for artists, in that it allows the creation of art which has a connection to creator, however for the scientists, it results in much more complicated procedure in order to lift the subjective nature of the knowledge they have gathered and yield objective knowledge. My first address will be to the problem afflicted by scientists. This problem is well described Sir Karl Popper in his lecture at Emory University, “It happens very rarely that a man first forms a conviction on the basis of personal experience, publishes it, and gets it objectively accepted as one of the things we say ‘It is known that…’.”[1] Instead the growth of scientific knowledge, the knowledge that scientists are primarily concerned with, follows a process of elimination. Scientific knowledge is another name... ... middle of paper ... ...e mental states of the public, but as a product of the collective human mind, world 3. The only way anything can reach world 1 from world 3 is for some human, that is their world 2 mental states, to create that world 3 product in world 1. Thus as soon as objective knowledge passes through world 2, an impression of the creator’s mental state is marked on the world 3 product making it subjective knowledge before it becomes the art. Bibliography Popper, Karl. Knowledge and the Body-Mind Problem: In Defence of Interaction. Cornwall: Routledge, 1944. 1-23. --------------------------------------------------------------------- [1] Popper, Karl. Knowledge and the Body-Mind Problem: In Defence of Interaction. Pg. 13 [2] Popper, Karl. Knowledge and the Body-Mind Problem: In Defence of Interaction. Pg. 5
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