wisdom comes after taste

The Philosopher Michel Serres invokes an often forgotten etymological hint at our inherent source of wisdom as human organisms—our embodiment. He explains how "we used to read in our textbooks that our intellect knows nothing that has not first passed through the senses. What we hear, through the tongue, is that there is nothing in … Continue reading wisdom comes after taste

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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, … Continue reading On the influences of our senses upon our capacity to make sense