Tuesday, November 13, 2007

5.5423 To perceive a complex means to perceive that its parts are combined in such and such a way.

Perhaps this also explains the fact that one can see the figure

wire-frame cube

as a cube in two ways; and all similar phenomena. Because we quite truly [eben wirklich] see two different facts.

(If I look first at the corners a and only cursorily at b, then a appears in front; and vice versa.)

Do we really see two different facts? Not one fact two ways? But what is a fact? Perhaps a bit of reality [taken] in a certain way. By the definition of complex (or of perceiving a complex) given here, there are two different complexes.

Would “just actually” be better than “quite truly”?

Why is this not discussed more in the literature on seeing aspects?

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