Single Idea 18425

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

Full Idea

Imagine a being that learns everything about itself by watching itself in mirrors, rather than by proprioception and introspection. Surely it can get wet in a storm, even though allegedly distinctive routes of self-knowledge are not available to it?

Gist of Idea

We can acquire self-knowledge with mirrors, not just with proprioception and introspection


Cappelen,H/Dever,Josh (The Inessential Indexical [2013], 09.3)

Book Reference

Cappelen,H/Dever,J: 'The Inessential Indexical' [OUP 2013], p.160

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