Common Sense Perception

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Since a young age, I have always been a tremendously curious child. The passionate goal that I held as a four year old was to find out the truth behind the cold temperature of the refrigerator and when I had turned seven, I was fascinated by gravity. One of the notions I firmly believed was that if you beat your arms in the air like a bird, you would be able to fly. However, only when I had jumped off the family couch, I realized the truth and that my notion was a mere “delusion”.
Throughout our lives, we constantly observe, inquire and reflect in order to achieve knowledge about the “truth”. We look for clues through different investigations, perspectives, and established shared knowledge in order to uncover the truth; however, a common
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It is one of the most regularly used ways of knowing that helps us to seek truth, and I am going to explore the role of sense perception by referring to music as my area of knowing (AOK). As a pianist, music enforces me to utilize both visual and auditory senses in order to prevent myself from delusion. In the field of my AOK, the connotation of delusion would be making mistakes without consciousness. For instance, I rarely use improvisation while playing a piece –which means that a large part of my work is based off music sheets that indicate which notes I should be playing. To be more specific about my personal knowledge, music sheets also contain measures, time signatures and the tempo I should be playing at. As implications to my daily life, without my visual senses, I will be deluding myself by playing a piece that may achieve the goal of being creative, but inaccurate. In addition to visual senses, auditory senses are vital for pianists in order to prevent self-delusion. From the years of lessons, I have gained the personal knowledge that there are chord arrangements that are consonant and some that are dissonant. When a chord is dissonant, it often means that the pianist has misread the music sheet and by using auditory senses to hear and notice the unpleasantly clashing notes, he/she may be able to prevent the same mistake from happening. Overall, in terms of music, …show more content…
Despite the exceptions mentioned above, our ways of knowing does prevent us from deluding ourselves to a significant and noteworthy extent. It is quite common for us to be oblivious towards the roles our sense perception and reasoning play, since they are part of our everyday function. Nevertheless, without them, we would be unable to find the “truth” that we seek for. As explored in the essay, delusion may refer to a wide range of definitions such as, misunderstanding, false beliefs and self-deception; depending on what situation they are subject to. However, implications show that they are obstacles and can be harmful towards other individuals. Therefore I believe that our ways of knowing prevents such implications in our everyday lives, and impedes the process of

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