27/09/2017 ALEXANDRA LETHBRIDGE - OTHER WAYS OF KNOWING - ESSAY BY LISA STEIN

1000 Words, 27th September 2017

In his introduction to Downcast Eyes: The Denigration of Vision in Twentieth-Century French Thought, Martin Jay observes that ‘we are often fooled by visual experience that turns out to be illusory, an inclination generated perhaps by our overwhelming, habitual belief in its apparent reliability’. Distinguishing between ‘the “natural” and the “cultural” component in what we call vision’, ...