If there is a Self, where is it?

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Post by Dontaskme » Sat Nov 12, 2016 11:48 am

Ginkgo wrote:
Just wondering why you are replying in bold print.
It's only happening at this forum...when writing the text in normal font, it is very small and difficult for me to read. Don't know how it appears to others, or why this is happening, or how to fix it... :idea: :?:

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Re: If there is a Self, where is it?

Post by osgart » Sun Nov 13, 2016 2:12 am

i met my self again just recently. I said is america two different countries because it sure seems like it.
Try finding something that causes tears or joy you will meet up with your self unless you dont care about anything whatsoever than the self is hard to find.

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Re: If there is a Self, where is it?

Post by Dontaskme » Fri Dec 02, 2016 12:22 pm

osgart wrote:i met my self again just recently. I said is america two different countries because it sure seems like it.
Try finding something that causes tears or joy you will meet up with your self unless you dont care about anything whatsoever than the self is hard to find.
If there is a self...what is the other thing that can know about that?

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Re: If there is a Self, where is it?

Post by Interjectivist » Fri Dec 02, 2016 1:54 pm

Dontaskme wrote:Where is this Self that everyone seems to be talking about?
Being a self means never having to ask the question.


Asking the question means you're just being silly.

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Re: If there is a Self, where is it?

Post by waechter418 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:04 pm

Dontaskme wrote:Where is this Self that everyone seems to be talking about?
.....in ones individual point of view

individual connotes "a distinct, indivisible entity" (Thesaurus)

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Re: If there is a Self, where is it?

Post by waechter418 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:07 pm

Interjectivist wrote:
Dontaskme wrote:Where is this Self that everyone seems to be talking about?
Being a self means never having to ask the question.


Asking the question means you're just being silly.

"Don`t ask questions if you don`t know the answer" (Zen saying)

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Re: If there is a Self, where is it?

Post by Immanuel Can » Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:38 pm

Dontaskme wrote:Where is this Self that everyone seems to be talking about?
Who's asking? :wink:

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Re: If there is a Self, where is it?

Post by waechter418 » Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:43 pm

Dontaskme wrote:
You are already what you are before an identification is made.
Thus the persona (Latin: actors mask) keeps changing.

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Re: If there is a Self, where is it?

Post by osgart » Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:09 am

qui or chi is life essence the am. it is an omnipresent feeling local to the body when the spirit is affected. peace is a literal feeling for example. spiritual energy is distinguishable from sensory feelings to me.

then there is the world of thoughts where you don't feel at all typically unless they spirit affect.

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Re: If there is a Self, where is it?

Post by SpheresOfBalance » Wed May 17, 2017 1:33 pm

Ginkgo wrote:
Fri Nov 04, 2016 3:55 am
Philosophy Explorer wrote:Nowheres and everywheres.

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Funny you should say that. Dennett's Multiple Drafts theory attempts to debunk the Cartesian Theatre. Dennett proposes a multiple drafts model, whereby the "self" is a brain state spread throughout the brain in place and time. Prinz, on the other hand, proposes an Attended Intermediate Level Representation theory, whereby the "self" arises at the intermediate level of perception. In both cases Prinz and Dennett would claim "self" is illusory. Both theories are compatible with materialism/physicalism.
That would seem to mean there are no objects, simply an object. That there are no constituents of the universe, there is just universe. Yet the funny thing is, that individual people would not only disagree with this particular hypothesis but many others as well. If there are no selves, then it would seem that we'd all agree, and know everything about everything. Self is just this particular package of matter. That we each are born of and exist within the entirety of the single universe is immaterial to the fact that it has many groupings of matter contained within it. A self is any particular grouping, it is in and of it-self, yet contained within, a part of, the one!

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