opaque, Koons’ works are actually reflective. Perhaps it’s why billionaires like them: it lets them see their face in it. It’s almost too perfect: a grand-satire would certainly explain the initials at the base of every work…
The physicalist position on perception is that it is just a brain process
. If the brain process of seeing red is different from that of learning everything about it (as would seem intuitive), this is not an antiphysicalist scenario. In fact, it’s own creator retracted it in 1998
despite it’s ongoing prevelance in contemporary philosphy. A brilliant analysis of what physicalist thinkers really
don’t account for can be found in Thomas Nagel’s What Is It Like to Be a Bat?
With the idea of “lashes being so heavy they end up down-casting his eyelids”, I’m trying to play off of two ideas of lashes. One as a physically manifestated metaphor for the ugly issues with his outlook and the other as in the lashes
he received from his abusive father as a child, which he sighted as an influence
on his pessimistic worldview.