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In Seeing Beyond Seeing

  • Eva Schuermann
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Part of the Performance Philosophy book series (PPH)

Abstract

The relation between sight and insight poses a set of problems concerning the relation between the visible and the invisible or, between the absent and the present. The dense intertwinement between seeing and ways of seeing, as well as of sight and insight, consists in the proximity of the sense of sight to the mental: When a child sees that they have angered their parents, they do not need to decode sensible evidence, but rather they see and understand at the same time. The infant thus performs an act of sense disclosure in the very act of seeing. In order to be able to explain such phenomena, we must assume that the likeness of the two terms cannot be treated as mere metaphors but must instead be taken literally.

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  • Eva Schuermann
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  1. 1.Otto-von-Guericke UniversityMagdeburgGermany

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