Methodological ways of seeing and knowing

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Seeing comes before words. … It is seeing which establishes our place in the surrounding world; we explain that world with words, but words can never undo the fact that we are surrounded by it. The relation between what we see and what we know is never settled. … [T]he knowledge, the explanation, never quite fits the sight.
(John Berger 1972: 7) "

The crunch of the crostini, the slitheriness of the penne alla vodka – a question preoccupying philosophers is where these personal experiences … [of] qualia, the raw, subjective sense we have of colors, sounds, tastes, touches and smells … fit within a purely physical theory of the mind.
(Syracuse University, NY, philosopher Robert Van Gulick, in a talk at the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness, Las Vegas conference, mentioned by reporter Johnson 2007) " "

And because I brought a critical approach to thinking about photography, I was interested in what these photographs were – not as windows through which you would look at a life and a world, but as cultural artifacts in their own right.
(Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, quoted in Gruber 2011) "
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Companion to Visual Organization
EditorsE. Bell, S. Warren, J.E. Schroeder
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherRoutledge Taylor & Francis Group
ISBN (Electronic)9781135005474, 9780203725610
ISBN (Print)9780415783675
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2013

Publication series

NameRoutledge Companions in Business, Management and Accounting

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    Yanow, D. (2013). Methodological ways of seeing and knowing. In E. Bell, S. Warren, & J. E. Schroeder (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to Visual Organization (pp. 167-189). (Routledge Companions in Business, Management and Accounting). Routledge Taylor & Francis Group.