Feb 22, 2004

When Augustine was a child

How could one learn to speak of things that can only be known immdiately and privately?

Which is to say, how can I speak of a first person awareness that is unrelated to the third person syntax of language?

Which is to say, what forms the bridge between my private immediate knowledge that I cannot be wrong about and the necessarily public nature of language?

How could we have language and immediate awareness?