The ‘Backward Step’ begins in direct sighting and extends to inferential claims. And the steps in turn get increasingly slippery.
My Thought? My Mind? My Consciousness? My Voice?
Are you certain it is your thought you are thinking right now?
Dodgy Fellow, this ‘Thought’. So try and not think a thought for the next sixty seconds.
At least one noted Philosopher majisterially defines a Philosopher as one who: ‘Thinks about Thinking’. It is roundly celebrated in academic circles as marking a penetrating summary insight.