The way we experience the world around us depends on how we perceive it. Without a comprehensive vision the reality will appear as a mass of unrelated phenomena and meaningless facts, in other words, totally chaotic. In such a world it would be like living in a vacuum : everything would be of equal importance; nothing could attract our attention; and there would be no possibility to utilise the mind.
Herman Friedman replaces Kant’s concept of imagination and thought as the basic components of knowledge with the argument that the sense of sight – the vision – and the sense of touch – the haptic – are the two competing polarities, and that all intellectual activity happens either in an optical or haptic way. Friedman argues that he sense of touch is non-productive; it measures, is geometrical, and acts in congruity. The sense of sight, however, is productive; it interpolates, is integral, and acts in similarities. The sense of sight stimulates spontaneous reactions of mind; it is more vivid and more far-reaching than the sense of touch
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Extractions of interiority
All living creatures are miners. Since all creatures need minerals that derive from the ecosphere, the thin shell of air, water, and rock at the surface of our planet. The body structure and metabolism of every living being are reported to depend on at least 16 chemical elements (where carbon, oxygen, hydrogen, and nitrogen are the basic ones) that are drawn on from their environments. Human mining draws in several elements in vast quantities for billions of lives and mobilize them in systems designed for to master their circulation.