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Single Idea 5671

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

Full Idea

It would be quite legitimate to claim that the outer senses are at least as important as introspection in the acquisition of self-knowledge.

Gist of Idea

Outer senses are as important as introspection in the acquisition of self-knowledge

Source

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

Book Reference

'Self-Knowledge', ed/tr. Cassam,Quassim [OUP 1994], p.4


A Reaction

It is interesting to speculate about the extent to which a 'mind in a void' could have a personal identity. Experiences tend to be 'mine' because of my body, which has a history and a space-time location. But this doesn't make identity entirely cultural.