Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Hmm …

… Why the Mind–Body Problem Can't Have a Single, Objective Solution - Scientific American Blog Network. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

We will always have to rely on our flawed, subjective human judgments when we try to figure out who we really are and should be, as individuals and as a species. 
There are time-honored techniques of introspection that seem capable of providing one with an expeience of who one is. But I suspect that an understanding of who one is cannot be arrived at by means of reason, which can only provide an idea of who one is, which is not at all the same thing. 

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