Recognition is one of the core functions of the mind, brain and body. Strictly, recognition happens when you see or perceive something and identify it as a thing you saw or perceived before.
The obvious question is “but do we really see the same thing twice?” something I can see getting batted around in a philosophy class.
The sense I am introducing to the word recognition is re-thinking or re-perceiving. It is to seek out and re-cognize an understanding or perspective on something; not that I think my perceptions here are novel in any absolute sense.
What makes the things I will write about here interesting to me is the process of seeing and understanding things in a way that fosters redemption. In a way that illuminates our wholeness. Often, and much less ambitiously, they are just attempts to find better ways to express my own understanding of the subjects that interest me.
—Roland Barker, December 2010
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