Sebastian Rödl talks about self-comprehension, which he argues is the sort of comprehension philosophy aspires to. He begins by making clear that the 'self' in 'self-comprehension' does not refer to what is being comprehended but rather a manner or mode of comprehension, something which he explains, can be understood by reflecting on the role of the first-person pronoun. He argues that this view of self - comprehension is present in Socrates's idea that philosophy seeks the examined life. Rödl then moves to Aristotle's philosophy, which he characterizes as an articulation of 'a kind of science of what is insofar as it is'. He further argues that while Aristotle's conception of philosophy might seem to stand in opposition to Socrates's, they are in fact the same. Rödl goes on to relate this discussion to our understanding of human freedom and, through a puzzle about it, brings us back to self-comprehension. In the last part of the interview, Rödl discusses self-comprehension's relation to theoretical and practical knowledge, arguing that their objects are actually one and the same. Sebastian Rödl is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Leipzig.