The philosophical significance of the visual extends beyond a consideration of the sense impressions from our eyes or an analysis of what we can see. Since the enlightenment, we claim that ‘seeing is believing’ and position sight as the primary way in which we engage with the world – in first-world ‘Western’ society at least (Berger, 1972). Thus the visual determines reality, becomes an arbiter of truth and is presumed to be the bedrock of valid knowledge far more than other sense data (Kavanagh, 2014). To investigate the visual is to ask how the very structure of human experience is organized.
|Title of host publication||The Routledge Companion to Philosophy in Organization Studies|
|Editors||Raza Mir, Hugh Willmott, Michelle Greenwood|
|Number of pages||8|
|ISBN (Print)||9780415702867, 9781134466016 |
|Publication status||Published - 12 Nov 2015|
|Name||Routledge Companions in Business, Management and Accounting|