delanceyplace.com 11/22/05 - blind spots

In today's excerpt - Ludwig Wittgenstein reminds us of how blind we are to our own assumptions:

"The aspects of things that are most important for us are hidden because of their simplicity and familiarity. (One is unable to notice something because it is always before one's eyes.) The real foundations of his enquiry do not strike a man at all."


author:

Wittgenstein as cited by Oliver Sacks

title:

The Man who Mistook his Wife for a Hat: And Other Clinical Tales

publisher:

Touchstone

date:

Copyright 1970, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985 by Oliver Sacks

pages:

43
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