Framing: Lessons from Vermeer

  • Charles Cole


In the last chapter, we began to conceptualize human consciousness—how and what we think about the world and our relationship or place in the world. Humans have a different relationship with the world than any other species. We can separate our experience from the ebb and flow of the world by framing it in the unit of the episode, which takes it out of the world and puts it inside us into our memory. Then we return to the memory episode to think about it. The framed episode is our relationship vehicle with the world. And it also gives us, because it is our experience and our memory and no one else’s, an exceptional vehicle for thinking about our personal place in the world.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles Cole
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  1. 1.McGill UniversityMontrealCanada

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