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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?
“God will endure for as long as the reasons that brought him into being;And so will those who deny him.” ― Michel Onfray





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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?
“God will endure for as long as the reasons that brought him into being;And so will those who deny him.” ― Michel Onfray





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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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