nature of understanding and

"Paradoxically we seem to be obliged to understand (understanding) something – including ourselves – well enough to choose the appropriate model before we can understand it." p. 97f

"Our attention is responsive to the world, but the world is responsive to our attention. The situation presents a paradox for linear analysis
[...] This paradox applies to the problem of how we get to know (understanding) anything" p. 134


See 2 connections with self-consciousness

See 5x nature of rationality and paradox