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Principles of Phenomenology
Choose from these words to fill the blanks below:
introspection, world, passive, stable, interpretations, flips, vision, do, choose, mindfulness, structure, spontaneous, there, reverse, kissing, light, video, action, constructing, constitute, walking, consciousness, carefully, lived, head, Necker, reflecting, perceived
some people think that the study of                            must be some kind of intellectual selfie
based on some kind of inner self-examination or                           
but actually the starting point of phenomenology is to turn away from the selfie an towards the           
its in the structure of the world that we actually discover the                    of consciousness
phenomenology is not in your         
it's in the world we inhabit, the            world
our first focus will be             
the experience of seeing
the mask picture
does it include a pearl?
does it include a face?
are there two people in the picture?
observe                   , see more
the is the first rule of phenomenology
phenomenology is a form of                       
paying more attention to yourself and your world
the mask picture
looks like a face
yet it is actually a picture of two people               
it's possible to see both                               
ambiguous images are well-known
the duck-rabbit
the              cube
textbook perception
you may have thought as perception as the passive reception of a              scene of unambiguous objects
the eye, like a camera, simply responds to the light                      from the objects before it and transmits its responses to the brain
the perceiving mind works like a            camera, entirely responsive to the stable, objective world, it's perception as reception, an essentially                process
perception as reception leads to some expectations about the experience of seeing, suggesting that what we see is whatever emits or reflects            in the field of vision
we see just what is            to be seen
accordingly psychologists often describe the mind's cube reversals while looking at a Necker cube as                       
the visual system fatigues after the viewing of one interpretation and spontaneously            to the other
the first principle in phenomenology is the recognition that you can make the image                at will
in this case we play an active role in forming our own perceptions
consciousness is a form of             
perception is not simply something that happens to us
instead, it is something we     
we can talk about acts of perception on a par with               , speaking, and so forth
seeing, and all the other senses, are part of an intentional act of                          our worlds
the second recognition in phenomenology is
the duck-rabbit
the bunniness or the duckihood of the picture depends on how we              to see it
constitution
active construction of perceived reality
"through our act of perception, we                      the objects we perceive, our perceptual activity make the objects of perception what they are for us
phenomenology
the deliberate exploration of acts of perception and the constitution of the                    world

Ideas and Concepts:

On the essence of phenomenology via tonight's The Conscious Mind class: "Some people think that the study of consciousness must be some kind of intellectual selfie based on some kind of inner self-examination or introspection, but actually the starting point of phenomenology is to turn away from any kind of introspective selfie and turn towards the world. It's in the structure of the world that we discover the structure of consciousness. Phenomenology is not in your head, it's in the world we inhabit, the lived world, and the first rule of phenomenology is to observe carefully, to see more."
Concept to forge a deeper understanding of the current U.S. presidential race, via this morning's phenomenology class:
On the first principle of phenomenology, via this morning's phenomenology class:

"We tend to think about the perceiving mind as working like a video camera, entirely responsive to the stable, objective world:perception as reception, an essentially passive process. And the concept of perception as reception leads to some expectations about the experience of seeing, suggesting that what we see is whatever emits or reflects light in the field of vision, as if we see just what is there to be seen. A series of lines drawn in the form of a shape such as the Necker cube show that this is not the case, that what we see is not just what is there, but depends on how it is interpreted by the mind, which reverses between the cube facing one direction and one facing the other.

Accordingly psychologists often describe the mind's cube reversals while looking at a Necker cube as spontaneous, caused when the visual system fatigues after the viewing of one interpretation and so switches to the other.

The first principle in phenomenology, however, is the recognition that you can make the image reverse at will, and in this moment you conceive that we play an active role in forming our own perceptions. Perception is not simply something that happens to us. Consciousness is a form of action, it is something we do, something we act out in the world on par with walking, speaking, and so forth. Thus, seeing, and all the other senses, are not simply recording devices, but are tools used in an intentional act of constructing our worlds."
Vocabulary of the mind via tonight's phenomenology class: "constitution, n. the active construction of perceived reality. Through our act of perception, we constitute the objects we perceive, our perceptual activity making the objects of perception what they are for us, phenomenology being the deliberate exploration of acts of perception and our constitution of the perceived world."
Principles of Phenomenology
Semi-sensations and Positional Consciousness
Phenomenological Superposition
Epoché: The Suspended Attitude
The Principle of Interpretive Exclusivity
The Invariance of Intentionality
Subjectivity, Objectivity, and Intentionality
Internal Time Consciousness
The Experience of the Now