Friday, April 26, 2013

Principled Uncertainty


“The problem with ‘self’ knowledge or knowledge of the ‘self’ is that as soon as you obtain it, you are no longer the ‘self’ you observed but a new ‘self’ looking back at your old ‘self’ for the first time. You can only know the ‘self’ you were and never the ‘self’ you are. Observing the ‘self’ changes the ‘self’. In this respect, the ‘self’ is not something of which there can be knowledge. Any so-called knowledge of the ‘self’ must be projected into it rather than extracted from it.”

Vince Mooney

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