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Single Idea 15815

[catalogued under 16. Persons / C. Self-Awareness / 3. Limits of Introspection]

Full Idea

Sartre says the ego is 'opaque'; I would think it better to say that the ego is 'transparent'.

Gist of Idea

Sartre says the ego is 'opaque'; I prefer to say that it is 'transparent'


Roderick Chisholm (Person and Object [1976], 1.8)

Book Reference

Chisholm,Roderick: 'Person and Object' [Open Court 1976], p.47

A Reaction

Insofar as we evidently have a self, I would say it is neither. It is directly experienced, through willing, motivation, and mental focus.