Re: virus: "the self"

Corey A. Cook (
Mon, 28 Apr 97 18:48:09 CT

Mark H. wrote:
>I disagree in that I think you are mistaking the word for the thing it
>refers to. The term "I" may create or affect our conception of what the
>"self" is, but it doesn't affect objective reality - if we were all
>illiterate apes incapable of abstract thought (of this magnitude) we would
>still be individual apes.

Sort of an anti-solipsism thing, huh? So the word "I" just refers
to the observation that we are individuals. Example: Harry walks
around the corner, so that Jim can't see him. Harry then comes back.
Jim doesn't know what Harry did while he was gone. Individuality.

So, the concept of "the self" is valid. For it to be invalid, there
would have to be proof or a line of reasoning that shows that we are
not, in fact, individual.

Corey A. Cook

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