So hackneyed to point out, yet so important. There may yet be a real dualism that cannot be assimilated despite our best attempts; the reconciliation of which is glib in its emptiness. If I perceive a thing, I perceive it as such. To tell me what it is made out of tells me very little about the thing except where the question is such that what it is made out of is the required answer. What is it? does not necessarily mean ‘only this’. Where ‘what is it?’ means an answer of function (its a hammer), telling me it is made of metal and wood in so and so a shape is of no use what so ever. The information is perceived directly and as such is the direct perception of a psychic accretion.