How To Think Outside The Box


”Emmanuel Levinas said that ”[the] interpretation of experience on the basis of vision and touch is not due to chance and can accordingly expand into a civilization. It is incontestable that objectification operates in the gaze in a privileged way; [but] it is not certain that its tendency to inform every experience is inscribed, and unequivocally so, in being." (188/205). In my opinion, the binary opposition between matter and thinking is the result of the domination of visual experience, because the fundamental characteristic of vision is to objectify and objectify what you see.“ — Ge Wang (A Doctor of Philosophy, visiting scholar in Philosophy and Humanities Department at the The Free University of Berlin.)

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