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  Introspection (Latin, ‘looking inwards’) is the faculty by which one is aware of one\'s own mental states and not other people\'s. One introspects that one is in pain, that one is hungry, and that one is becoming angry although one has yet to express one\'s anger behaviourally. One does not always acquire knowledge of one\'s own mental states by introspection. One may learn that one is angry with a friend by inferring this from the way in which one keeps avoiding them, and not by introspecting the anger one has repressed, in just the way that one can infer how someone else is feeling from their behaviour. AJ

Further reading G. Ryle, The Concept of Mind.



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