SUV Runs Over Biker, helmet cam to the rescue?

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JimPearce
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Getting all philosophical...
In reply to stevo23, 6 months ago

An action is an event under an interpretation. There is a common fallacy today (given the prevailing scientism) that we can perceive - in other words "see' - like a video camera. But this confuses sensation with perception. In truth, all perception is interpretation, is on the way to narrative. If anyone wants to challenge this we'll need to get really philosophical. Personally I can see this event both from the perspective of the bikers - the Range Rover pilot having a Bonfire of the Vanities moment - and from his perspective. Both narratives can be quite compelling. Unfortunately, I don't think there really is a view from nowhere from which the real truth of human actions will emerge. There certainly is a view that issues from the courtroom, and I expect this to go badly for the bikers.

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