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Single Idea 20218

[catalogued under 16. Persons / C. Self-Awareness / 2. Knowing the Self]

Full Idea

It seems to me that the concept of the self is constituted as much by what we know as by what we do.

Gist of Idea

The self is known as much by its knowledge as by its action


Linda Trinkaus Zagzebski (Virtues of the Mind [1996], III 1)

Book Reference

Zagzebski,Linda: 'Virtues of the Mind' [CUP 1996], p.261

A Reaction

People take pride in what they know, which indicates that it is of central importance to a person's nature. Hard to evaluate ideas such as this.