ABOUT THE PHYSICS OF THE MIND

Rahman Hak-Hagir - ABOUT THE PHYSICS OF THE MIND (2014)

Rahman Hak-Hagir
ABOUT THE PHYSICS OF THE MIND (2014)

Limited 3 (2 AP), numbered, signed and artist certified
photo print on alu-dubond, 150 x 100 cm

Performance: Rahman Hak-Hagir
Photography: Amin Hak-Hagir

“The mind” is not directly observable. The presumption that others have a mind is termed a theory of mind because each human can only intuit the existence of his/her own mind through introspection, and no one has direct access to the mind of another.

It is typically assumed that others have minds by analogy with one’s own, and based on the reciprocal nature of social interaction, as observed in joint attention, the functional use of language, and understanding of others’ emotions and actions.
In Plato’s formulation, it is not our typically understood physical world that is real; what’s truly real are forms and ideas. The physical world is a mere shadow of the real world of forms and ideas. When the mind perceives one of the mathematical concepts of Plato’s worldview, the mind is making contact with this world. Our experience of grasping a concept is a holistic experiences of seeing at once, as a whole, the solution to a problem.