Maps are mutable. The many ways that humans conceive and perceive reality is a form of history. One could suggest that learning is a primary quality in living beings. A history of concepts is a good method of understanding and comparing ideas. How do concepts develop? It is important to increase one’s “radius of comprehension” to understand a history of ideas through all the various disciplines of knowledge such as philosophy, psychology, art, religion/spirituality. literature, science and mythology…
“camera consciousness elevates a truncated form of visual experience over the other senses and thus disconnects and isolates sight from the other senses.”
Bailey writes about how various technologies have “quietly heightened our sense being subjects in a world of objects.” Here he is talking about the camera obscura and its importance in the story of modern ideas
It is simple machine is a dark room with a small hole that permits daylight to enter. Baileys suggests that this ‘dark room became an unconscious root metaphor for the growing philosophy of the subjective mind cut off from the objective outer world.
Broucek writes how Locke clearly had the camera obscura in mind when he wrote An Essay Concerning Human Understanding. He quotes a paragraph which makes the point that for Locke the”mind becomes a camera obscura” and this way of conceiving the mind became a guiding metaphor for the way the mind was perceived.