Conventional logic views the things from outside, so to speak. Hence they appear limited and closed. They become objects.

So this logic corresponds to the conventional ideal of science, the objectivity, always intended, but in the end remaining an idealization. For even science is persistently forced to immerse itself, to get into the thick of it, to be touched by the other, to take part, without a distance.

Actually, it is no problem to accept our own entanglement in reality as an essential condition for knowing. We merely have to factor the step towards objectivity into our computations by giving room for the spaces. They just belong to the things. The space stands for all that the thing cannot do without it. In particular the interactions, the outside contacts. It is space what mingles with others, what penetrates them and is penetrated by them.

In this way, by means of the space, the thing is able to leave itself behind it, to become another. While also remaining entirely itself, since only in permanent renewal it is. Seen in this light, its being is made exactly of this distancing from itself, of viewing itself through another’s eyes.

That is the core of every existence. And activity. It is what we sometimes call time. But before any standardization, without the artificial monotony of clocks. Lacking any coldness. It is life. And this life is knowledge. Reflection is elementary.