Whitehead: “But consciousness, which is the supreme vividness of experience, does not rest content withteh dumb sense of importance behind the veil” (48). **INteresting that “vividness” is a degree (“quality”)
“The conflation of innate powers of perception with the culture-bound apprehension of forms helps to muddle the idea of representation as copy and the idea of representation as symbolization” (40).
“Although the aim of such argument is to establish the concept of indeterminacy by demolishing the concept of an objective reality, the validity of hte subjective-objective dichotomy is, nevertheless, presupposed” (40).
Part III: This bit about Reagan is fascinating in light of the reign of Donald Trump.
“He was able to produce ideological effects by non-ideological means, a global shift in the political direction of the United States by falling apart. His means were affective. Once again: affective, as opposed to emotional. This is not about empathy or emotive identification, or any form of identification for that matter.” Reagan politicized the power of mime” (102). ***Wow! This is Trump! Seriously!