Raoul Mortley*

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It is strange that self-knowledge should be such an elusive thing, since we
all run after it, and we all attempt to understand ourselves. In many cases
we are quite fallible in pursuing the goal of self-understanding, because we
resort to self-defence, or self-justification, or self-exculpation, and this last,
shifting the blame to somebody else, is particularly common. So we do find it
difficult to analyse ourselves impartially and scientifically, and the task of selfcontemplation is particularly difficult. We are usually drawn off into evasions
and side issues.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntercultural Mirrors: Dynamic Reconstruction of Identity
EditorsMarie-Claire Patron, Julia Kraven
ISBN (Electronic)9789004401303
ISBN (Print)9789004396364
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019


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