Monday, June 09, 2008
David, A. P. "Homer and the Mystery of Blushing: Mind, Body and the Distance Between." MORE INTELLIGENT LIFE December 11, 2007.
In his Principles of Psychology James espouses a notion of correlation or correspondence. Like most moderns, he has a preoccupation with the brain—which was unusual in the ancient world. There, it is the chest and lungs that are the seat of consciousness; they are also the bellows that exhale the shapes of air that we call "words". Words are "winged", according to Homer's epithet, because they must fly across a material medium in order to impinge upon another human's sense apparatus, before they can penetrate his consciousness. . . . Read the rest here: http://moreintelligentlife.com/node/714.