Reflection 228: Book Excerpts 60-61

May 13, 2011

Copyright © 2011 by Steve Perrin

From KNOW THYSELF: Adventures in Getting to Know My Own Mind by Steve Perrin. Available at

60. Effective action in a world we can never know for sure, that is what our individual minds are given us to accomplish—if we can learn enough about our inner selves in time to make that happen. (Introduction, p. xxxi.)

61. In the first chapter, A Mind at Work, I present the stories of eighteen incidents in which the workings of my personal consciousness stand revealed. My hope is that these examples will remind you of incidents when your own mind played similar tricks and you were able to catch your mental apparatus in stop motion during the act of leading you astray. The rest of this book develops themes arising from  my grappling to make sense of these and other everyday incidents. (Introduction, p.


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