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Self-talk: Self-talk refers to the inner dialogue and thoughts individuals have with themselves. It encompasses conscious and subconscious conversations, influencing emotions, behaviors, and perceptions of situations. See also Self-knowledge, Self-consciousness, Self-reference, Self, I, Ego, Self, Consciousness.
Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Augustine on Self-Talk - Dictionary of Arguments

Bubner I 138
Self-talk on good/evil/Augustine/Bubner: existential examination of the essentials of the way of life: "suddenly a voice rises like myself" (!), whether it is someone else but me or within me is not known.
Purpose of the self-talks: finding out precisely this. He calls the talker Ratio and answers him in dialogue.
Augustine: he claims not to know whether the talker was material or immortal, but what he thought was true and knowable.
Reflection/Bubner: what happens in it? Surely it is not a straightforward reflection. There is a core of the ego that is not questioned. But in meditation is uncertain who or what I am.
God, who is not the partner of the conversation, still forms the reference point.
Objective: Discovery of one's own self.
Doubt/Augustine: Doubt and deception mean a defect, which, however, cannot be understood without the idea of perfection that compensates for the defect.
>Doubt, >Deception.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Bu I
R. Bubner
Antike Themen und ihre moderne Verwandlung Frankfurt 1992

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