The Philosophy of Self or Truth

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BEYTULHIKME-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY, cilt.5, sa.2, ss.191-221, 2015 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 5 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.18491/bijop.62643
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.191-221


What is meant by the 'I' is the philosophy that places the 'I' in the center and has a reflectional view on the 'I'. This article deals with the differences between the philosophy of the 'I' in the West and the philosophy of the 'Truth' in the East. The subjects of the 'I' and the 'Truth' support each other. The 'I' and the 'Truth' may sometimes replace each other. The person who approaches to the 'I' will also approaches to the 'Truth' or vice versa. In the modern point of view, modern 'I' is not innate. It is something man made, a result of human intention and decision and something invented. Individuals brought up with this kind of view point are never a real 'I' and can never be because human beings in modern communities places themselves in the centre of attention according to how they consider themselves important. However, the method pioneered by Fichte focused on the action rather than the thought. He placed the action and existence before the thought. In addition to this, in the mystic philosophy, he always tried to warn the humanity to be careful about distinguishing the 'Real I' from all the other 'I's. The philosophy of "I am the Truth" is both a philosophy of the 'I' and the 'Truth'. The dissolution 'I' is equal to permanency of the 'Truth'. The permanency of the 'I' is the hidden 'Truth'.