Talons Philosophy

An Open Online Highschool Philosophy Course


Knowledge Of The Self – Epistemology Discussion

My initial question : Does self knowledge come from inside or out?

The most relevant discussion I had in class was with Colin, who I asked to think of a characteristic he felt that identified him, and another he would hear expressed from others, and if both of them felt true to him. He said that what he thought of himself would have been true, but when it came to the latter he didn’t know, a characteristic that’s been expressed to you by others as your own can be hard to identify as your own, or if its just something that sort of stuck and became a truth you believed in about yourself. We concluded that knowledge could come from both inside and out, but its hard to distinguish the two.



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