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Truth hurts...
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RE: Truth hurts...



The question of the existence of a persistent self is a difficult one. In classical context, it gives rise to the paradox known as The Ship Of Theseus. And then there's the Buddhist doctrine of Anatta, that there is "no self." The Buddhist point is argued well, and I would gather is worth studying, even if ultimately fruitless. (I am just starting my studies now; I have a good book on the subject, but it's $50+, so probably not for the merely curious.) I've been introduced to Heidegger's existentialism in the past year, and while he doesn't directly answer this complaint, his analysis of the ontology of beings is very powerful.


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Truth hurts... - by MysticKnight - October 26, 2012 at 2:09 pm
RE: Truth hurts... - by Faith No More - October 26, 2012 at 2:21 pm
RE: Truth hurts... - by MysticKnight - October 26, 2012 at 2:27 pm
RE: Truth hurts... - by Darkstar - October 26, 2012 at 2:30 pm
RE: Truth hurts... - by MysticKnight - October 26, 2012 at 2:30 pm
RE: Truth hurts... - by Darkstar - October 26, 2012 at 2:28 pm
RE: Truth hurts... - by Faith No More - October 26, 2012 at 2:36 pm
RE: Truth hurts... - by MysticKnight - October 26, 2012 at 2:37 pm
RE: Truth hurts... - by The Grand Nudger - October 26, 2012 at 6:04 pm
RE: Truth hurts... - by Angrboda - October 26, 2012 at 11:12 pm
RE: Truth hurts... - by Tino - October 27, 2012 at 10:13 am
RE: Truth hurts... - by MysticKnight - November 12, 2017 at 8:45 pm
RE: Truth hurts... - by brewer - November 12, 2017 at 11:35 pm
RE: Truth hurts... - by ignoramus - November 13, 2017 at 3:29 am
RE: Truth hurts... - by Brian37 - November 13, 2017 at 8:25 am

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