Expos Writing Paper 2 The Idealistic Mind

Expos Writing Paper 2 The Idealistic Mind - The Idealistic...

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The Idealistic Mind The uncontrollable occurrence on losing the eye sight of the existent world is a heartbreaking tragedy to ponder on. Neurologist Oliver Sacks takes into account on the lives of the hapless patients who lost their vision have interestingly different stories of their own. The interpretation of blindness connects to the discussion that the mind does undeniably run the brain. The brain has a remarkable capability to adapt on what the mind captivates. If the mind is unable to absorb any visual images, it wires itself to comprehend from other sensory realms. Architect Juhani Pallasmaa believes the dominance of today’s industrial and technological culture has pervaded architectural practice, so much that architecture is constructed under only one consideration of our senses: vision. The insufficiency of the other senses causes an entanglement of what Pallasmaa described it as, a feeling of detachment and alienation. Pallasmaa provides a well-informed understanding that all our five natural senses are created equal, disregard the facial arrangement from top to bottom and the ancient philosophical comparisons. Furthermore, agreeing on the idea that there is an even distribution among our senses, Sacks investigate on people’s personal experience and life stories whose vision are lost. He observed through many provocative insights on what the people saw behind their unrealistic imagination in the darkness. Our behaviors are based on our happenstances that, such as pressing the brake pedal of the car when we see a red light, define the actions and decisions we make. From Sacks’ experiment however, observing people without visual input, we are still able to construct an ideal image of the world. The ideal way to experience one's world is by mentally perceiving one’s mind as our own, realizing what one’s capacity as to his or her potential in
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seeing reality. Moreover, appreciating one’s problematic struggle regarding the hardships and calamities that one has gone through. Additionally, to understand one’s reason of living by finding their intuitions and understanding their values of morals. Despite the dominance to the sense of vision, the other senses are essential providing the ways to experience the world using on nonvisual images. Pallasmaa states that “modernist design at large has housed the intellect and the eye, but it has left the body and the other senses, as well as our memories, imaginations, and dreams, homeless” (286). Modernist designs has built and created according to only
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This note was uploaded on 12/11/2011 for the course EXPOS 355:101 taught by Professor Peilinghu during the Spring '09 term at Rutgers.

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