Hegel: Cognition and the Observer Effect

It is well put – the limitation of cognition. And.. so I emphasize the whole body in reality, as a special entity of things in themselves, of whom we, as self and all our faculties of sensing and functioning and states of being (not just cognitive), are all parts. I like to ask, do you know of others who make this point, Phil? Anyone?

materialism, mysticism and art

It is a natural assumption that in philosophy, before we start to deal with its proper subject-matter, viz. the actual cognition of what truly is, one must first of all come to an understanding about cognition, which is regarded either as the instrument to get hold of the Absolute, or as the medium through which one discovers it. A certain uneasiness seems justified, partly because there are different types of cognition, and one of them might be more appropriate than another for the attainment of this goal, so that we could make a bad choice of means; and partly because cognition is a faculty of a definite kind and scope, and thus, without a more precise definition of its nature and limits, we might grasp clouds of error instead of the heaven of truth. This feeling of uneasiness is surely bound to be transformed into the conviction that the whole…

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