henry quirk wrote:
"No separate self can be pointed to"
As I define self, yes you can...go look in a mirror...you'll be looking at a (your) self...
The image seen in a mirror is the ''looked upon''...not the looker itself. The looker cannot be seen by what it is looking at for they are inseparable. So the ''looked upon'' is the looker that cannot be seen. Is there a 'self' in a mirror image?
Can the ''looked upon'' then look at at itself? ..no it can't, if it could, that would mean there are two lookers, the one looking and the other one that is the ''looked upon''/reflected. Can a reflection see anything? No, it can't...it can't see where the looking is coming from, because it is already the looking.
henry quirk wrote:What is 'self'?
It's the discrete flesh and blood, bone and brain, enitity that is not only outwardly conscious but inwardly (inward-directed) conscious.
The self is not the body. The fingers are typing lettered keys on a computer, but there is no self in the finger. The finger is not conscious. The finger is an experience of consciousness. Consciousness cannot be an experience because it is not a thing. It's the no thing that is doing all things. There is only the physical experience via the body instrument typing. Is there a self typing? Or is there just typing happening known as finger in the experience occurring concurrently with the action of typing by the finger.?