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Is the idea of self a coherent concept?
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Is the idea of self a coherent concept?
Yeah, sure, it's a useful label.  "I hurt myself while skiing" or whatever.

But upon deeper inquiry, what is really there?
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#2
RE: Is the idea of self a coherent concept?
Conscious part, which experiences the world or I. It doesn't creates anything at all, it uses instincts/"premade programs". Its best to view mind as some kind of A.I., I think.
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RE: Is the idea of self a coherent concept?
If self is not a coherent concept then could we discuss it?
"Churches are becoming political organizations... It probably will not be long until the churches will divide as sharply upon political, as upon theological questions; and when that day comes, if there are not liberals enough to hold the balance of power, this Government will be destroyed. The liberty of man is not safe in the hands of any church." R. Ingersoll







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RE: Is the idea of self a coherent concept?
(1st January 2017, 08:20)chimp3 Wrote: If self is not a coherent concept then could we discuss it?

God is probably not a coherent concept, and we talk about that idea for hours on end.
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RE: Is the idea of self a coherent concept?
(1st January 2017, 10:02)bennyboy Wrote:
(1st January 2017, 08:20)chimp3 Wrote: If self is not a coherent concept then could we discuss it?

God is probably not a coherent concept, and we talk about that idea for hours on end.
Who is we?
"Churches are becoming political organizations... It probably will not be long until the churches will divide as sharply upon political, as upon theological questions; and when that day comes, if there are not liberals enough to hold the balance of power, this Government will be destroyed. The liberty of man is not safe in the hands of any church." R. Ingersoll







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RE: Is the idea of self a coherent concept?
I'm not sure what you're asking. Is it, "Is the self a coherent concept," or rather, "Is the self an illusory concept?" I think as a concept, it's coherent, depending upon what one means by it. According to what I understand of the Buddhist concept of Anatta, the self is conceptually an unchanging, constant identity. I don't think that's so much incoherent as it is just one, probably false, conception of the self.
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