Submitted by AndreiP on Fri, 12/14/2012 - 7:01am.

I was thinking...if one only perceives something, she's not grasping reality yet...but if her thinking intuits the notion that corresponds to what she perceives, then she is grasping the reality of that something.
That's how human beings map reality. But is something less real, if it hasn't been mapped like this by a human being? (that's a strange thought that passed through my mind).

R.S already points to this when he speaks about the rose which is met by a human consciousness, and in that consciousness the perception unites with the concept of a rose. But he emphasizes the idea that something is added to the rose that belongs to it, when a thinking consciousness meets it - something no less valuable then its stem or leaves.

(this idea I found in the chapter called "Knowledge of the world" - and it surprised me from the first time as I found it very strange)

1st paragraph from "The Human Individuality"

Submitted by AndreiP on Tue, 12/11/2012 - 12:15pm.