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The Blind Spot by William Byers

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Science as the Ambiguous Search for Unity

Man knows himself only to the extent that he knows the world; he becomes aware of himself only within the world, and aware of the world only within himself.

—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

 

INTRODUCTION

This is a key chapter, but a difficult one. The difficulty is precisely the central paradox of this book: If there is indeed a blind spot, how do you talk about it? If this uncertainty is present in all of our concepts and theories, does this mean we mean must refrain from talking and thinking? Of course not! But it does mean that our theoretical thinking should be put within a larger perspective, a perspective ...

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