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International Journal of English Literature and Culture

Vol. 3(6), pp. 190-193, June, 2015

 ISSN: 2360-7831

DOI: 10.14662/IJELC2015.053

Research Paper

A Philosophical Debate over the Concept of Self-Knowledge

 

1.Mohammad Motiee and 2.Ebrahim Sheikhzadeh

 

1Ph.D. in English Literature, English Department, Tehran Markazi Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.

Email: motiee_25@yahoo.ca

2Ph.D. in Linguistics, English Department, Tehran Markazi Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.

Email: zabannegar@hotmail.com

  

Accepted 30 June 2015

 

Abstract

 

Regarding the epistemic status of self-awareness, it is philosophically a question about our existence and how we choose to be in the world. One thing that is certain is that we are all engaged in introspection about who we think we are at any given time. However much or less of this self-knowledge that we want to attribute to an absolute truth is based on our personal choice. Understanding who we truly are, is a life-long exploration that is not static, and we can only define self-awareness from a philosophical perspective to clarify how we may attempt to conceptualize self-awareness or self-knowledge which describes an entirely subjective state of feeling, sensing and reasoning. In the present study we are aiming at illustrating two senses of directness like epistemic sense referring to the mental states without inference that there is no observation and metaphysical directness as the second sense.

Keywords: Self Knowledge, Awareness, Introspection, Metaphysical Perception

 

Cite This Article As: Motiee M, Sheikhzadeh E (2015). A Philosophical Debate over the Concept of Self-Knowledge. Inter. J. Eng. Lit. Cult. 3(6): 190-193

 

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