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"In order to find out how things really are, one must understand the filters through which one perceives the world" - Discuss and evaluate this claim.

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"In order to find out how things really are, one must understand the filters through which one perceives the world." Discuss and evaluate this claim. In this essay I will concentrate on introduction seja att ta upp flesta ex m �gon o �ron som sense receptors enklast att g�ra ex m det Our eyes are one of our sense receptors that register impressions coming from outside our bodies and through them we see and perceive the world around us. But in order to know what we register with our receptors, like eyes and ears, we must let the impressions pass through a "filter" in our brain. Filter by definition is a piece of equipment or a substance that you pass gas or liquid through to remove unwanted substances1. ...read more.


sound and colour) with objects and through this learning we develop a filter through which all our impressions go through. This filter is built up of experiences based on everything we have done and everything that has happened to us, emotionally and so on. So to understand how our filters are working we have to be familiar with all experience we have gained throughout our life. If I go on vacation to Spain and there meet some Spaniards which are really impolite and unfriendly these experiences will be saved in my "filters". Next time I meet a Spaniard, or someone who looks like or seems like it, the impressions will be go through my filters and since I from experience registered them as impolite and unfriendly I will regard them as that now as well even if they might not be like that. ...read more.


we can not understand our filters. To say that the grass is green is not a fair statement, this because the statement is subjective and relative - it varies with many conditions which are extrinsic to the object perceived4.So when you look at the grass at night it does not look green, but since we know that grass normally has a greenish colour, from experience, we will see it as green and therefore we ignore the impressions filtered because we are used to it as being green. 1Dictionary of Contemporary English, 3rd edn Longman, Essex, 1995, p. 519 2 Reuben Abel, Man is the Measure, The Free Press, New York, 1976, p. 41 3 Reuben Abel, Man is the Measure, p. 24 4 Reuben Abel, Man is the Measure, p. 29 Theory of Knowledge Caroline W�eggertz IB2 2003 ...read more.

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