autognosis


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au·tog·no·sis

(aw'tog-nō'sis),
Recognition of one's own character, tendencies, and peculiarities.
Synonym(s): self-knowledge
[auto- + G. gnōsis, knowledge]
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Empero, no se trata de lagunas: simplemente, por un lado, ha optado por el modelo de lectura sincronico forsteriano, donde no importan ni el orden ni la fecha de composicion, imaginandose las obras como si se escribieran y se leyeran al mismo tiempo (Forster 21) y, por otro lado, recordemos, el telos kunderiano es la autognosis numinosa mediante esta apocatastasis novelistica (cfr.
Labarca Hubertson's appeal to the experience of the reader in "Defenseless" through what Josefina Ludmer calls "tretas del debil" [ruses of the weak] that allow her to assert knowledge while appearing to remain subordinate engages also with what Sylvia Molloy, in speaking of Latin American autobiography, has called "a rhetoric of self-figuration" (5), a project of autognosis or sell-knowledge located at the very center of the author's life and opus.
Los principios encontrados por autognosis debian dirigir la vida moral del individuo" (1999: 17).
Vargas Lozano asi, revitaliza y recupera la filosofia hecha en Mexico para mostrarla a todos y continuar esa tarea de autognosis, truncada desde el siglo pasado.
Dilthey rompe amarras con el idealismo reorientando hacia la vida (46) aquel proceso de autognosis (Selbstbesinnung (47)).
As Mario Saraiva puts it, 'neste "Caso Fernando Pessoa" e sempre ele proprio que espontaneamente nos faculta a quase totalidade dos dados pela escrita.' (98) Saraiva considers this an advantage, but in light of Pessoa's propensity to re-write his own history and put forward favourable yet misleading self-images in the guise of offering the reader spontaneous autognosis, it is rather a hindrance.