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Friday, July 16, 2010


"The imagination is a necessary ingredient of perception itself."

"...according to which we represent the occluded parts of perceived objects by means of mental imagery. This conclusion could be thought of as a (weak) version of the Strawsonian dictum, according to which “imagination is a necessary ingredient of perception itself”.

The importance of the relation between imagination and perception has recurred throughout western philosophy. It was the focus of Aristotle's concept of phantasia; Kant famously remarked that "Psychologists have hitherto failed to realise that the imagination is a necessary ingredient of perception itself"; and Wittgenstein's discussion of aspect seeing and seeing-as, in the final sections of the Philosophical Investigations, draws attention to the contribution that the subject's mind makes to perception.

Mount Yiouktas in Crete is said to be Zeus' tomb
Image: Mountainus7
This is Mount Yiouktas in Heraklion, Crete. The Greek head of the gods, Zeus, is supposed to have been born on Crete and as legend has it, also died there, leaving his profile imprinted on the mountain as a mythical tomb.

Girnar Hill is a mountain face with very sharp features

This astonishingly real looking mountain face is located in Junagadh in Gujarat, India. The mountain is also known as Girnar Hill and is here seen from Bhavnath Temple. The photographer cheated a bit by turning the picture by 90 degrees, but the result is stunning. The five peaks of the mountain range are each adorned by intricately carved stone temples. As a pilgrimage, Hindus and Jains climb from peak to peak (around 8,000 steps). Legend has it that climbing Girnar barefoot will earn the pilgrim a place in heaven.