Published: 04-05-2016 07:27 am
Updated: 04-05-2016 07:30 am
"There is an experience in which it is possible for us to come to the world with no knowledge or preconceptions in hand; it is the experience of astonishment. The “knowing” we have in this experience stands in stark contrast to the “knowing” we have in our everyday lives, where we come to the world with theory and “knowledge” in hand, our minds already made up before we ever engage the world. However, in the experience of astonishment, our everyday “knowing,” when compared to the “knowing” that we experience in astonishment, is shown up as a pale epistemological imposter and is reduced to mere opinion by comparison."
I find this very interesting, it is a radical form of empiricism where the subject are to be trained before making judgements about phenomena since it is assumed that nomena can never be separated from phenomena, that is that the object can never be entirely separated from the subject because the experience of the object comes only via the subject.