Merriam-Webster online defines "autognosis" as,
Main Entry: au·tog·no·sis
Inflected Form(s): plural -no·ses /-sz/
: an understanding of one's own psychodynamics
This word, describing with self-knowledge, struck me as particularly interesting in the Derrida reading, because of its prevalence in other recent readings for class. Autognosis is perhaps the first assumption of an priori knowledge, a Cartesian flaw. It is, as Lacan illustrated, based in projections of that which isn't on to that which is, and therefore, a fallacy.
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