Self-knowledge is a powerful thing — if it’s not an illusion | Curio

Self-knowledge is a powerful thing — if it’s not an illusion

11 mins | Jun 6, 2021

The argument for self-awareness. Many philosophers are sceptical of a reality where we have access to and direct self-knowledge of our own thoughts in such a way that others do not. Jared Peterson, an assistant professor of philosophy, argues that something of profound cognitive value would be lacking from society if we did not have 'privileged access'.

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