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Single Idea 23243

[catalogued under 16. Persons / B. Nature of the Self / 4. Presupposition of Self]

Full Idea

Q. So that constantly and under all circumstances my consciousness of things outside of me is accompanied by an unnoticed consciousness of myself? A. Quite so.

Gist of Idea

Consciousness of external things is always accompanied by an unnoticed consciousness of self


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

Book Reference

Fichte,Johann G.: 'The Vocation of Man', ed/tr. Preuss,Peter [Hackett 1987], p.53

A Reaction

He should be more cautious about asserting the existence of something 'unnoticed'. The Earth's core is unnoticed by me, but there is plenty of evidence for it. Not so sure about unnoticed self. Still, I think central control of the mind is indispensable.