Norman N. Holland's Thinking

(Outline form)

You only know things through some human act of perception.

You can read a person's style as an identity. Definition: a person's identity is--a person can be described as--an identity theme plus the history of variations acted out on that theme.

One can, however, only infer an identity through one's own or someone else's act of construction. One can only know an identity through an identity. Identity, one's own or anyone else's, cannot be known absolutely.

A person--an identity--senses and acts on the world through processes of feedback.