On the influences of our senses upon our capacity to make sense

Our senses have profound, yet subtle influences upon the ways that we make sense of life as well as every moment of our lives.
This is why the metaphor taste is used for the experiences of art and music, experiences that, curiously, actually occur via our eyes and ears.
The etymologies of sapience, savvy, sagacity, and flair are further hints that we have something to learn from our everyday experiences of flavor.

2 thoughts on “On the influences of our senses upon our capacity to make sense

  1. Savour the flavour or your behaviour will waver?
    Interesting thought – not sure the signification of ‘taste’ is quite so simply described, but it is good to be aware that our senses shape the world and do not simply ‘show it to us’.

    1. yes, you are correct to suggest this is not so simply described—I wrote my dissertation about this. so please indulge some of my more recent posts to get a taste of what I mean…

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