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Single Idea 23240

[catalogued under 15. Nature of Minds / B. Features of Minds / 7. Blindsight]

Full Idea

Q. Could you not perhaps know an object through sight or hearing without knowing that you are seeing or hearing? A. Not at all.

Gist of Idea

We can't know by sight or hearing without realising that we are doing so


Johann Fichte (The Vocation of Man [1800], 2)

Book Reference

Fichte,Johann G.: 'The Vocation of Man', ed/tr. Preuss,Peter [Hackett 1987], p.29

A Reaction

A nice statement of the traditional view which seemed to be demolished by the discovery of blindsight. In the light of modern brain research, the views of the mind found in past philosophers mostly seem very na´ve.