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Self-knowledge (but not : "know thyself")

Annalisa Coliva

Title:
Self-knowledge (but not : "know thyself")
Author(s):
Coliva, Annalisa
Date:
Type:
Working papers
Department:
Italian Academy
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Series:
Italian Academy Fellows' Seminar Working Papers
Publisher:
Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, Columbia University
Publisher Location:
New York
Abstract:
"If I ask you right now “What are you thinking?”, or “What are you feeling?” you really don’t seem to have a lot of work to do in order to be able to answer my question. Be sincere—nobody is going to hear you—and voice it out loud “What a bore, I have this paper to read for the Fellows’ luncheon. It’s in philosophy of mind—mmh, what is it?—; I can’t wait to go back to my own stuff. Well, after all, life is almost perfect at the Italian Academy, I guess I can put up with this little chore”. So easy: to know your own mind takes just one moment reflection and you can immediately pour out a whole series of thoughts, beliefs, desires, feelings, emotions and sensations."
Subject(s):
Philosophy
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Suggested Citation:
Annalisa Coliva, 2004, Self-knowledge (but not : "know thyself"), Columbia University Academic Commons, http://hdl.handle.net/10022/AC:P:10100.

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