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introspection is not an inner perception

The term introspection continue to be used to refer to our first-person understanding that we hold with regard to our own minds, as oppose to knowledge about one’s mind obtained from an objective third-person (externally-available) standpoint (information and procedures). We do not really perceive the contents of our own minds, this perceptual account of introspection is a result of pervasive and unintentional use of perceptual metaphors in our general understanding of knowledge. Introspection occur from a subjective orientation, it is the process of acquiring knowledge of one’s own mind, from one’s own subjective first-person standpoint.

four kinds of relationship between knower and known

linked mentions for "introspection is not an inner perception":

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  3. first-person experience attending to a thing
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