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Single Idea 5672

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

Full Idea

The key questions are: can one be introspectively aware of oneself other than through an inner sense, and, if there is a non-perceptual mode of introspective self-awareness, can it be the ground or basis of one's self-knowledge?

Gist of Idea

Is there a mode of self-awareness that isn't perception, and could it give self-knowledge?


Quassim Cassam (Introduction to 'Self-Knowledge' [1994], žI)

Book Reference

'Self-Knowledge', ed/tr. Cassam,Quassim [OUP 1994], p.7

A Reaction

Perception would involve a controlled attempt to experience a separate object. The other mode would presumably be more direct. The question boils down to 'is there an object which introspection can attempt to perceive?' Good question.