Why has our intellect been made introspective? Introspection is not a direct help, either to self-preservation or to the preservation of the species. Organisms other than man, are experts in self-preservation and in the care of their offspring. The fox knows many more tricks to defeat its enemies than a military expert can demonstrate. It is therefore evident that introspection is not essential for the preservation of the individual or of the race.
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This article is from the Autumn 2020 issue of Self-Knowledge Journal.