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

Coliva, Annalisa

"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."



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Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, Columbia University
Italian Academy Fellows' Seminar Working Papers
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March 31, 2011