“The facts which our senses present to us are socially performed in two ways: through the historical…”

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“The facts which our senses present to us are socially performed in two ways: through the historical character of the object perceived and through the historical character of the perceiving organ. Both are not simply natural; they are shaped by human activity, and yet the individual perceives himself as receptive and passive in the act of perception.”

Max Horkheimer, Critical Theory: Selected Essays

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