Total awareness is contrasted with point of view in that it represents all points of view simultaneously.


  • The Cubism art movement reacted to older views of art that created the illusion of three-dimensional space by painting from a single viewpoint. Instead, cubism represents the top, bottom, inside, and outside of an object simulateously.[1]
  • McLuhan asserts that existentialism is a philosophy "of total social involvement instead of the bourgeouis spirit of individual separateness"--although it is not clear how this relates to existentialism's emphasis on the individual.[2]


  1. UM, p. 13
  2. UM, p. 47