perspectives Article


Erin Lowell


Life & Summary of Sociology


In class we have been discussing the analogy of perspectives. A perspective is a way of viewing, also looked at as a ‘point of view'. This mental view or outlook can both boost and restrict how we view the world in our own sight. In the field of mindset and sociology there are many approaches to perceive the world in which all of us live. Nobody perspective only can determine the world. Every perspective possesses its own distinctive strong points and rear quarter blind spots. In class we certainly have discussed diverse theories and analogies to higher understand the complexity of points of views.

Perspectives will both facilitate and constrain perception. A good example of this statement may be the Burke Theorem. The Burke Theorem declares that " A way of viewing is also just one way of not seeing- a focus upon object A involves a neglect of object B”. My understanding of this theory is that should you only concentrate on one perspective for viewing, you end up ignoring other perspectives, which doesn't allow you to completely see actuality as you may from seeking with more than one particular perspective. An example given in class was just how each student viewed precisely the same exact normal water bottle. Learners sitting in different factors or directly in front of the normal water bottle may have different landscapes. Students soaking in rows towards left and right edges of the class room saw the sides in the bottle, when students resting directly in front saw the front of bottle. And the other hand the mentor holding the bottle only saw the straw and lid. With only employing one point of view you overlook what otherwise can be seen.

Another example we talked about in class was Maslow's Sludge hammer. Maslow stated that " It is luring, if the simply tool you may have is a hammer, to treat anything as if it were a nail”. This is certainly an example of over – reliance on a familiar tool. Should you go around living life with only one perspective, or way of observing...