ISL Chapter 15: The Self as Sentiment and Reflection January 27 • The first person pronoun or calling oneself by name is a characteristic feeling called the my-feeling or sense of appropriation • The “I” word must always includes a reference to another person, since the word and the ideas it stands for are phenomena of language and the communicative life • Something that is possessed by a person is also thought of in terms of others, since the reason one possesses it is because others do not • We judge ourselves based on others’ thoughts of our appearance, manners, aims, deeds, character, friends, etc • A self-idea had three parts: the imagination of our appearance to the other person, the imagination of his judgment of said appearance, and a feeling such as pride or shame • Personal pronouns are unique in that they mean different and even opposite ideas when employed by different persons; my nose is a very different object from your nose •
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