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The Perception of the Perception

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Bryan Vaz 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. ...read more.


Subjective knowledge, which was mentioned before, are personal experiences, thus are biased, since they are formed through the perception of the world, which has a subjective nature. Since the knowledge has the subjective nature to it, it must undergo scrutiny by the scientific community till everyone shares the same view. At that point, everyone's own subjective knowledge of the subject is aligned, so the theory can be considered objective knowledge. The reason it can be objective knowledge is because it holds true in the reality of the scientific public. I'm sure several more questions arise from this statement about the common reality of the scientific community and its relation to the physical world, at least for the ones who believe in it. This demonstrates Sir Karl's tetradic schema, as I have proposed a theory about a problem, and more problems arise, but that shall be a discussion for another day. The second and last address of mine will be to the implications of the subjective nature of perception, which is directly related to subjective knowledge, on the artist and his profession. ...read more.


Works of art are considered as part of this world, however they also exist in the first world.2 The distinction that Sir Karl makes is that physical thins in world 1 are mere representations of the true products in world 3. These representations come to be in world 1 through our mental states, those of world 2, motioning our physical states, those of world 1, to create them. World 2 is the origin of our subjective nature of perception, and Sir Karl states that it is in world 2 where subjective knowledge exists. Earlier on, it was derived that objective knowledge is knowledge that has been deemed objective through the alignment of the public's subjective knowledge. This means that the knowledge is no longer considered held by the 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. ...read more.

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