On Interpretation of Mind

  • Robert W. Rieber
Part of the Path in Psychology book series (PATH)


We all come to know that what we see and hear, what we experience, and what we are told, the “given,” may or may not be the case. We are strangers to the world. Each of us was just born, if not yesterday, then just the other day. As strangers to our existence, we soon learn that thoughts we naively think often turn out to be false. We learn that people tell us lies. We learn that people may see and appreciate things which just are not so. We become self-consciously aware of ignorance in others and in ourselves. We become acquainted with things that we hold to be “so” even in defiance of what appears to us, of what is given to us. We come to understand how understanding depends on interpretation.


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  1. 1.Graduate School of Social ServiceFordham UniversityNew YorkUSA

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