Roger Smith

The Sensing of Movement

‘We need, of course, specialized knowledge, which is accurate in the sense that it can demonstrate regularities with inductive certainty in a purposely limited field. But this latter type of thought, which is extremely exact by its own standards, is extremely inexact when measured by other standards, because it has no horizon and tears the individual object out of the context in which it works. It is estranged from reality, because it destroys the unit of action of which the individual object is a part.’

Karl Mannheim, Man and Society, 233.