Single Idea 3468

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

Full Idea

I cannot observe my own subjectivity.

Gist of Idea

I cannot observe my own subjectivity


John Searle (The Rediscovery of the Mind [1992], Ch. 4.II)

Book Reference

Searle,John R.: 'The Rediscovery of the Mind' [MIT 1999], p.99

A Reaction

I'm not quite clear what Searle is complaining about. He knows very clearly that there is a subjective aspect to his life - so how does he know that fact? There must be something supporting this widely held belief.