Thanks for your message. I see things differently.
Doing, making, communicating, sketching, and feeling emotions do not depend
on 'mind' or 'sense of self' or 'consciousness'. They can be, and mostly
are, done via automated habitual processes. The concept that most call
'mind' refers to the process by which with a sense of self we review a
mental image of a situation 'as if' the situation is real. This process
isn't, however, required in the moment for doing, making, communicating,
sketching, and feeling emotions.
This ability for our bodies to create mental images and respond to them 'as
if' we are responding to the real situation is, however, essential to us
being able to design and plan the future.
From: PhD-Design - This list is for discussion of PhD studies and related
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Sent: Tuesday, 18 August 2009 8:42 AM
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Subject: Re: Clarifying an epistemological and ontological confusion
On Aug 15, 2009, at 7:48 AM, Terence Love wrote:
> My feeling is many who would still hold to the idea of a
> 'mind' would see design activity as being undertaken at least partly
> mind, e.g. through doing, making, communicating, sketching, through
Terry: All these things are mindful - none function without it.