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We have a lot more to get involved than explain.

Sergio Spritzer © 2021

For centuries humanity has sought to know the physical and mental reality through explanations. They came. They are necessary, but not sufficient to account for the human relational experience, the production of meanings and the ways to “map the territory” as Alfred Korzybski reflected in 1936: The map is not the territory it represents, but it can be more or less useful to act on it.

We learned to explain the physical and more recently the biological nature. Not long ago, in the last few centuries, we've been wondering about the nature of the mind. The answer has appeared from different dimensions, analogous to the narrative of the physical and biological world. We discovered an unconscious mind of itself with Sigmund Freud since the beginning of the last century. It effectively explains a lot on the individual mental level and beckons to a collective it does not propose to address.

Currently, the challenge is to get involved and not just explain yourself. The past traumatized us and can be explained. The Known is very close to the explained What challenges us is knowing reality as a lived experience, be it past, present or future.

So it's about examining how we perceive ourselves.

Human communication as a properly human relational experience, lived is profoundly challenging. We have at least the five senses, sight, hearing, physical and emotional sensations in addition to taste and smell to represent reality. And in the human case, in an extraordinary way, the ability to produce codes: of spoken language, written, mathematical codes and other forms of code. Human experience examines the relationships between people and composes them together.

Are you interested in knowing how your imagination works on a daily basis?

Sign up, by e-mail, in our activity Introduction to the Human Relational Imaginary.

Target audience: people interested in getting to know themselves beyond themselves, with each other and with others.


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